‘Ravensmead boy died from a sharp force trauma to the neck’
A forensic pathologist in the Lee Adams murder case says she found several stab wounds on his face & neck.
CAPE TOWN - In an alleged multi-murder case, a forensic pathologist has testified that a sharp force trauma to the neck caused the death of a 15-year-old Ravensmead boy.
Aljar Swartz, aged 20, is on trial for the murder and mutilation of Lee Adams in October 2013.
Adams's decapitated body was found in an abandoned school in Ravensmead, while his head was discovered in the accused's backyard.
She told the court she found several stab wounds and bruises to the victim's face and neck.
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Abrahams testifies a sharp object was most probably used to inflict the wounds.
She says the paleness of the internal organs could be attributed to sudden blood loss.
Forensic evidence shows the Ravensmead teenager tried to protect himself while his killer beheaded him.
Abrahams has testified wounds to the victim's head could've been caused by kicks.
Two sharp kitchen knives and a machete have been submitted as evidence before court.
The state alleges the accused used the items to mutilate the 15-year-old.