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Johannesburg - The murder trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of killing a Griquatown family will continue in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday.
The youth is accused of murdering Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christelle, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, on the farm Naauwhoek, near Griquatown, on April 6, 2012.
On Tuesday, the court heard that all forensic evidence was handled properly, despite some administrative errors.
Prosecutor Hannes Cloete painstakingly went through an album of about 140 photos of forensic evidence taken at the Griquatown police station and the farm by forensic investigator Lieutenant Andre McAnda.
McAnda testified that the forensic investigation of the scene only ended at around 1am on the morning of April 17, 2012.
He said that when back at the office he made a mistake with the typing of some numbers on small evidence bags. This was later discovered and corrected.
Parts of the police photo album show how the first policeman on the scene found the victims. Farmer Deon Steenkamp was found on his stomach, as was his wife Christelle. Marthella was lying on her side, next to her mother.
The woman's clothes and the girl's neon-green shirt were blood-stained.
When the court was shown photos of the victims' faces on a screen in the courtroom, the boy looked away.
McAnda explained each photo in the album, including those of blood spatters on the back door of the farmhouse. - Sapa