I don’t know how much evidence the State will need to secure a guilty verdict, but every day it seems like Henri van Breda’s defence takes another beating.
The trial resumed yesterday in the High Court in Cape Town, and it was a pretty important day for the prosecution. That’s because Henri’s socks and rugby shorts were introduced as evidence, with the NPA considering both vital to the case.
Times LIVE with the details:
Reading from a thick file‚ blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert said he had come to the conclusion that the blood spatters suggest the grey shorts “were in close proximity to Rudi (Henri’s brother) and Martin (Henri’s father) when force was applied to the blood source of those victims”.
It was also found that some of the spatters on the shorts were “saturated in urine” which had fully penetrated the fabric of the shorts.
Joubert also reported that 16 “mechanisms responsible for blood stains” were identified on the white socks which Van Breda was wearing in the early hours of the morning when he called emergency services for help.
At the “back of the white socks”‚ it was found that they (the socks) had been exposed to “blood shedding events in close proximity to Teresa (Henri’s mother) and Rudi too” when forces were applied to those victims.
It was also suggested that the socks were in contact at some point with Martin van Breda.
Joubert wasn’t stopping at the shorts and socks, though, because he also focused on how murdered brother Rudi’s body had been “moved or dragged after being axed”.
There was another damning bit of evidence here, as News24 reports:
Joubert had also noticed a void on Henri’s bed. According to him, there was an absence of spatter in an “otherwise continuous blood-stained area”.
“The void was most probably created by the presence of an intervening object, which was removed …”
I think we can clearly infer what is being said there.
The trial continues today.
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