Neurology report delays van Breda case

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The trial of triple axe murder accused, Henri van Breda has been postponed until the 27th of this month in the High Court in Cape Town.

This aim of the postponement is to give neurologist, Dr James Butler, time to complete his report on van Breda’s condition.

Butler diagnosed van Breda with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy.

The court heard on Monday that Van Breda had spent the week end in hospital where several tests were conducted after suffering a seizure.

The defence wants doctor Butler to give expert testimony on the condition.

Van Breda was unable to explain to the court why more than two hours had lapsed before he called for emergency assistance on the night his family was hacked to death.

Defence counsel Piet Botha says Butler has given information that is pertinent to the time lapse in January 2015.

The defence also intends calling a psychologist to explain the accused’ behaviour on the night of the killings.

Judge Siraj Desai reluctantly granted the postponement saying it is in the interest of justice.

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