The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the guilty judgment handed down to Henri van Breda relating to the axing of his parents and brother to death, seriously injuring his sister Marli, and defeating the ends of justice.
21 May 2018
Watch the moment Judge Siraj Desai delivered his judgment:
The Western Cape High Court has found Henri van Breda guilty of the murder of his parents and brother. Van Breda, 23, pleaded not guilty to axing his parents and brother to death, seriously injuring his sister Marli, and defeating the ends of justice.
21 May 2018
Henri van Breda's girlfriend Danielle Janse van Rensburg leaves the Western Cape High Court in tears. (Christina Pitt, News24)
21 May 2018
"I do know the person who did that [murders] definitely wasn’t the Henri I know," says Henri van Breda's aunt, Leenta Nel, in an exclusive interview with YOU.
Could my sister have raised a killer? Of course, this thought has crossed her mind, she says - how could it not have? It's a question many people have asked, and one that will be answered when judgment is handed down in the trial of multiple murder accused Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.
BREAKING: Henri #VanBreda found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in January 2015. Guilty of attempted murder of Marli. Guilty of defeating the ends of justice. "Result is inescapable," Judge Desai says.
Desai: Though not impenetrable, extensive planning needed to unlawfully enter De Zalze. Most unlikely.
No evidence of house break-in evidence.
Accused was left standing, having lived through the attack.
#VanBreda attempted to adjust answers very subtley. Gave unimformative answers without explaining sensibly, Desai says. Fully concious and responsible for his actions before the possible seizure. He must have known what he was doing.
Desai: #VanBreda didn't check on his family. Emergency call was long. He didn't try to stop the blood flow of Marli's wounds. He appeared to be content to have this long conversations when every second important to save the lives of his family.
Family dog Sasha made no noise to warn #VanBreda family of an intruder. Henri could not remember Sasha barking before losing conciousness. Probable she did not bark, she would bark when excited. She had to be carried as she was sickly, Henri had told the court.
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