The state has repeatedly argued axe murder accused Henri van Breda’s wounds were self-inflicted which explains why they are so superficial. It also came to light last week that there is no flow pattern – indicating that he was standing very still -and not in a scuffle with anyone – when those wounds were made. On Monday in the Cape Town High Court‚ the defence argued that the very superficial nature of those wounds explained why there was no significant flow pattern.
Just like her own memory of that fateful night‚ bloody evidence of the attack on Marli van Breda in the triple-axe murder case is missing. Two major questions hung over the trial of her brother, Henri, in the Cape Town High Court yesterday:On Tuesday‚ police blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert described how blood from the other Van Breda family members on Hen- ri’s socks and shorts indicated he was far closer to the blood shedding events than he had made out in his plea statement.
Captain Marius Joubert was demonstrating why he thought it highly unlikely that Van Breda — accused of murdering his parents and brother — threw the axe at an alleged attacker‚ as claimed in his plea statement. Earlier in the week‚ Joubert detailed nine inconsistencies between his findings and the plea statement‚ including whether the axe was thrown.
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