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Henri van Breda to testify in murder trial?

The State's last witness, blood spatter expert Marius Joubert, refuted Henri van Breda's claim that he was in the bathroom during the attack.

FILE: Murder-accused Henri van Breda at the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Family axe murder accused Henri van Breda's defence team says that it may consider calling three witnesses before placing the accused on the stand.

The 22-year-old is on trial for the murder of his parents and older brother.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of his younger sister.

The state on Monday concluded its case.

The State's last witness, blood spatter expert Marius Joubert, refuted Henri van Breda's claim that he was in the bathroom during the attack.

He further told the court that the body of the accused's brother, Rudi van Breda, was moved after he was attacked.

The defence tried to try to poke holes in Joubert's testimony, specifically asking why the accused's sister, Marli van Breda's blood was not found on the murder weapon.

They questioned whether another weapon could have been used by another attacker.

But Joubert told the court he would've expected to find blood drops if that attacker fled the scene with that weapon.

It's been reported that a neurosurgeon may be among the defence witnesses.

The State has reiterated that Marli van Breda has indicated she does not want to consult with the defence.

The trial will resume on Thursday.