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Judge inspects Griquatown murder scene


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The farm where the Steenkamp family was killed. File photo: Johnnie van Niekerk

Kimberley - The Northern Cape High Court on Monday conducted an in loco inspection of the Griquatown farm murder scene.

Judge Frans Kgomo first visited the Griquatown police station. He is presiding over the triple murder trial of a 16-year-old boy.

The judge, court personnel, the prosecuting team, the defence, and media visited the farm Naauwhoek, where farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, were shot dead on April 6 last year.

The farm is about 9km outside Griquatown on the road to Niekerkshoop. Halfway to the farm the group stopped at the spot where a bakkie was found on the night of the murders.

The second stop was at the first of two gates that lead to the farm. The first gate is near the farmworkers' houses.

At the farm the judge was shown the outside area before they moved to a barn about 30 metres from the farmhouse. In the barn the judge was shown the working area and the farm's meat room.

The inspection, which took an hour-and-a-half, ended with a walk through the farmhouse where the victims were found.

The case continues on Tuesday. - Sapa


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