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AS IT HAPPENED: 'Mistakes' over time of death in Rohde case

Jason Rohde and his attorney Daniel Witz ready for resumption of his trial. (Jenni Evans, News24)
Jason Rohde and his attorney Daniel Witz ready for resumption of his trial. (Jenni Evans, News24)
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19 Oct 2017

Matter postponed until Tuesday

19 Oct 2017

Graham asks that the matter be postponed until next Tuesday 

19 Oct 2017

Graham: we have noticed up to five mistakes in Khan's methodology. Factors such as room temperature, body mass index not taken into account.

19 Oct 2017

Khan said there is a 95% probability that she passed away at 05:40 with a 5% chance it falls outside of that time.

19 Oct 2017

Khan: I should've provided the whole range from 02:00 until 08:00, and not provided the mean time

19 Oct 2017

Graham: All 50 of your forensic cases have been done wrong - all 50

19 Oct 2017

Graham: experts say that the remedy is to avoid the use of mean values in the time of forensic work 

19 Oct 2017

Khan: I would agree that my evidence relating to the time of death is incorrect

19 Oct 2017

Graham: do you understand in how many times you have made this mistake? Do you understand the consequences

19 Oct 2017

Graham makes a point about a mistake about the death occurring at 5:40 with a 95% accuracy

19 Oct 2017

Graham: Do you, Khan, understand that you are wrong? Khan says he understands that he might have.

19 Oct 2017

Graham questions Khan's forensic report. Khan refuses to answer a question relating to cause of death

19 Oct 2017

VD Spuy justifies line of questioning saying that pathologist strongly suspected foul play, but Rohde had no material injuries.

19 Oct 2017

VD Spuy says that somebody who is being strangled will fight back, but Jason #Rohde had no injuries. "of significance".

19 Oct 2017

Extract from Susan Rohde's mom, Diane Holmes' affidavit on how she her daughter got inner thigh bruise (Jenni Evans, News24)
<em>Extract from Susan Rohde's mom, Diane Holmes' affidavit on how she her daughter got inner thigh bruise (Jenni Evans, News24)</em>

19 Oct 2017

Extract from Susan Rohde's mom, Diane Holmes' affidavit on how she her daughter got inner thigh bruise (Jenni Evans, News24)
<em>Extract from Susan Rohde's mom, Diane Holmes' affidavit on how she her daughter got inner thigh bruise (Jenni Evans, News24)</em>

19 Oct 2017

Susan Rohde's core temperature was taken from her ear (28.8). Pathologist said he was told not to do a rectal temperature becuase of possible assault.

19 Oct 2017

We're back again after the court tea break. Defence's Van der Spuy still grilling Western Cape government pathologist Akmal Coetzee-Khan.

19 Oct 2017

On Wednesday, Advocate Graham Van der Spuy held up middle finger at pathologist Coetzee-Khan as they discussed that it starts in small joints and jaw.

19 Oct 2017

The defence is trying to tear down Coetzee-Khan's autopsy - wants to know why no histopathology (biopsies) was done. 

19 Oct 2017

State witness Dr Akmal Coetzee-Khan previously suggested that Susan Rohde may have been a victim of "battered woman syndrome".

19 Oct 2017

Susan Rohde bruised so easily that, when she was younger, she was investigated for leukemia, which was negative.

Defence challenging abuse theory. 

19 Oct 2017

Pathologist says possible that injury could be from handstand. But in BWS (battered woman syndrome) they don't often say what really happened.

19 Oct 2017

Susan Rohde's mom said she had family condition of thin skin which bruised easily.
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