De Jager opts to testify
De Jager, who admitted to dismembering a teen, but denies killing her, will testify in his defence.
CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town man accused of killing two girls has opted to testify in his defence in the Western Cape High Court.
The 48-year-old is also on trial for the 2008 murder of a sex worker from Parow.
Escorted in chains by a police guard, de Jager is set to make a brief appearance in court this morning as the state may call up its final witness, a police forensic expert.
It's expected to be a minor issue and de Jager's lawyer is hoping the double murder accused can testify in court before the end of the week.
Key evidence was submitted in court on Tuesday, where records of cellphone conversations the 16-year-old victim had with her friends just days before she was killed were submitted.