JOHANNESBURG – Blood spatter patterns found in a shower contradict murder-accused Henri van Breda’s version of events, on the day his mother, father and brother were killed.
That's the evidence of the state’s final witness, Captain Marius Joubert, who referred to the crime scene.
Joubert says blood spatter evidence simply does not support what van Breda describes in his plea statement.
Van Breda has pleaded not guilty to axing to death his parents and sibling.
His younger sister survived, but suffers from retrograde amnesia.
“The evidence documented in the bathroom shower does not support Henri van Breda's story. The microscopic blood detected suggests that the blood of Henri van Breda, Rudi and Teresa might have been washed clean inside the shower. This is inconsistent with Henri van Breda's statement due to the fact that he was positioned at the entrance of the bathroom during the blood shedding events in the bedroom,” said Joubert.