This was the State’s submission in its closing arguments before the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.
The deceased disappeared on February 22 last year. Her body was found later that night in Diep River railway station in the boot of her burnt BMW.
Prosecutor Susan Galloway put it to the court that Packham should be found guilty of killing his wife and then defeating the ends of justice by getting rid of the murder weapon, burning the body and the car as well as giving the police misleading information.
“When evaluating the proven facts, the circumstantial evidence before the court is so overwhelming that there is no other reasonable inference that being: that the accused was the one who killed his wife,” she said.