Griekwastad trial – latest


Marine Jacobs

Kimberley. – Emotions ran high in the Northern Cape High Court today where graphic photos of the bodies of murdered Deon, Christel and Marthella Steenkamp where shown on a screen during the trial proceedings.

Deon’s sister, Mariaan Smith and his father, Don Steenkamp, were in the courtroom when the photos where shown.
A 16-year-old boy is accused of killing the Steenkamps on their farm Naauwhoek outside Griekwastad last April.

Crime scene investigator André McAnda is currently being cross-examined by the minor’s representative, Willem Coetzee.

When Coetzee asked McAnda about the tests done on the abandoned vehicle found on his way to Naauwhoek Farm, Judge Frans Kgomo interjected to ask whether the vehicle had any relevance to the trial.

State prosecutor Hannes Cloete said evidence will be presented with relevance to the vehicle. Coetzee also asked McAnda about a green jacket found next to Deon’s body and whether it was tested for foreign blood, to which he answered no.

McAnda also admitted that the crime scene floor had been contaminated prior to his arrival, as many people had entered the house. Coetzee’s cross examination continues.