Grilling continues for Van Breda’s neurologist

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The state prosecutor in the Henri van Breda murder case has questioned why the accused seemed to have given a detailed statement to the police shortly after the killings at his home.

This follows testimony by neurologist, Dr James Butler that Van Breda experienced memory lapses as a result of the epileptic seizures he might have suffered on the night his parents and brother were murdered in their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

The cross examination of Butler will continue in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday following his diagnosis that Van Breda had a condition called Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, resulting in episodes of delirium.

Prosecutor Susan Galloway differed with Dr Butler saying in court there was a different story regarding the interrogation by the police.

“The accused was able to give detailed information of what happened there, where he was, who spoke to him, who ate food, what he wore, a lot of detail,” says Galloway.