'Susan suffered in silence' – judge in finding Jason Rohde guilty of wife's murder

2018-11-08 16:11

Susan Rohde's "ill-fated discovery" of her husband's infidelity was followed by "harrowing" months of trauma and suffering leading up to her murder, says the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde found guilty of murdering his wife

2018-11-08 11:29

Jason Rohde has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Susan by the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde would have had to be like Hannibal Lecter, if the State's version is true - defence

2018-11-07 19:56

Jason Rohde would either have to be "Superman" or "Hannibal Lecter" to execute his wife's murder and staged suicide in the manner that the State suggests, says his lawyer Graham van der Spuy.

Jason Rohde has a habit of lying – State cautions court

2018-11-06 20:42

The fact that businessman Jason Rohde could so easily lie about his affair meant that he could do the same in court about how his wife, Susan Rohde, died, says the State.

Rohde trial: Defence closes its case

2018-08-13 11:49

The defence team for property mogul Jason Rohde has closed its case in the Western Cape High Court, opening up the possibility that the trial could be finalised by the end of the year.

Susan Rohde was 'beyond the point of return' - pathologist

2018-08-07 14:12

A second forensic pathologist, testifying for the defence in the trial of businessman Jason Rohde, says he is 95% sure that Susan Rohde committed suicide.

Rohde trial to resume

2018-08-06 08:54

Property expert Jason Rohde will be back in the Western Cape High Court when the trial for the alleged murder of his wife Susan resumes.

Rohde case: Defence pathologist says it's possible Susan's body was dragged to bathroom

2018-06-21 13:43

The State has noted that a pathologist who visited the scene found faecal soiling in Susan Rohde's buttock area but no staining to the back of the bathroom door or to the gown she was wearing.

Jason Rohde: Defence accuses State of 'character assassination' of its pathologist

2018-06-20 14:47

The State says while it is interesting to hear about some of the cases mentioned by the defence's pathologist, they give no indication of the quality of his opinion.

Rohde trial: Here's what judge said in dismissal of defence's psychiatrist

2018-06-12 16:42

A specialist forensic psychiatrist hired by Jason Rohde has questioned evidence suggesting his client had devised a ruse to make his wife Susan’s death look like a suicide and said it was, ironically, Susan "who had features of men who kill their partners".

MOMENT OF TRUTH: Jason Rohde found guilty of murder

Jason Rohde has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Susan by the Western Cape High Court.

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The case against Jason Rohde

2018-11-08 10:09

Suspicion, envy, deceit and violence – we unpack the key elements in the case against murder-accused Jason Rohde.

Rohde trial: State pathologist 'let himself down completely', defence argues

2018-11-07 16:56

The demise of the State's case against Jason Rohde started from the moment that its forensic pathologist, Dr Akmal Coetzee-Khan, jumped to conclusions at the scene that Susan Rohde's death could be a homicide, the defence has submitted.

Susan Rohde was a fighter and had more than her marriage to live for - State during closing arguments

2018-11-06 15:56

It is inconceivable that Susan Rohde would have given up and tried to end her life in a hotel bathroom as it was her character to deal with issues head-on and fight for what she loved, says the State.

Rohde trial: Did investigating officer sip premium whisky while taking statement?

2018-08-08 16:50

A witness has testified that Sergeant Marlon Appollis had a tot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label before taking his statement on the night Susan Rohde died.

Rohde trial: Was Susan still alive when found behind bathroom door?

2018-08-06 16:04

Whether Susan Rohde was dead or alive when she was found hanging behind the bathroom door of a hotel room has been debated in the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde’s legal team expected to call more forensic pathologists to testify

2018-06-21 18:46

Advocate Graham van der Spuy has revealed his intention to call two more forensic pathologists to testify in the trial of businessman Jason Rohde.

Defence pathologist agrees Susan Rohde's neck injuries could have been caused by throttling, manual strangulation

2018-06-20 15:48

The forensic pathologist hired by murder accused Jason Rohde agreed with the State that injuries to Susan Rohde's neck "could well be the result of throttling and manual strangulation".

Jason Rohde murder trial: Forensic pathologist to take centre stage as State begins cross-examination

2018-06-19 05:20

Forensic pathologist Dr Reggie Perumal is to be cross-examined by the State in the murder trial of Jason Rohde in the Western Cape High Court.

Rohde trial: Judge orders defence psychiatrist off the stand

2018-06-12 10:59

The trial of murder-accused Jason Rohde has taken a shocking turn, with the judge refusing to allow the defence's psychiatrist to finish her testimony, saying she had repeated the testimonies of other witnesses.

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