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AS IT HAPPENED: Van Breda murder trial resumes, alternative witness to take the stand

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14 Aug 2017

Adjourned to tomorrow at 10:00

14 Aug 2017

Desai appeals to press to ensure their reporting is at all times as accurate as possible.

14 Aug 2017

Botha complains about an article in Rapport yesterday, complaining that it reported Henri's DNA was under the fingerprints of his mother. This is not true, he says.

14 Aug 2017

WATCH LIVE | Van Breda trial - Day 32

14 Aug 2017

Witness, Captain Marius Joubert, has taken ill. Requests a postponement.

14 Aug 2017

No Van Breda murder samples contaminated – chief forensic analyst

Although it seemed as though all standard operating procedures were not adhered to, the samples collected from the Van Breda triple murder scene were not contaminated, chief forensic analyst Lieutenant Colonel Sharlene Otto told the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

Murder accused Henri van Breda’s defence attorney Advocate Matthys Combrink produced photos of the laboratory at the time samples were tested which showed staff not wearing shoe covers, as required in its standard operating procedures.

Otto conceded that processes appeared to not have been followed, but insisted that if contamination had taken place, the person’s DNA would have been found in the sample results.

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14 Aug 2017

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AS IT HAPPENED: Van Breda defence attempts to discredit forensic expert

The case against Henri Van Breda for allegedly killing his two parents, brother, and wounding his sister with an axe has resumed in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. 

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