#VanBreda From the lap of luxury to the prison ward at Pollsmoor

CAPE TOWN- Henri van Breda convicted on Monday for the brutal axe murders of his family at the luxury security estate in Stellenbosch in 2015 and the convicted murder spent his first night in the infamous Pollsmoor prison in Tokai.

Among the inmates van Breda now finds himself surrounded by Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella who his alleged to have killed his American executive girlfriend Gabriela Alban Kabrins is being held at the hospital section after his lawyer convinced the court that his client was at risk of being assaulted by fellow inmates in the overcrowded cells.

The axe believed to have been used to murder the Van Breda family members. PHOTO: ANA

Axe believed to be used to kill members of the family

The Western High court found van Breda guilty on all five counts , which were murdering his parents Martin and Teresa, and his brother Rudi, as well as the attempted murder of his sister, Marli, who was 16 at the time.

Photo of the J88 form showing Henri van Breda's injuries after the attack on his family.

Photo J88, showing Henri van Breda injuries after the attack on his family. Photo Credit- ANA

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda listens as judgment is read out in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. PHOTO: Catherine Rice/ANA

Henri van Breda hearing his judgement on May 21. Photo Credit- ANA

Henri van Breda is led out of the High Court in Cape Town. Picture: Nasief Manie/AP

His defence request for his R100 000 bail to be extended was rejected by the court, Judge Siraj Desai said, “You have been convicted of serious offences, the interests of society dictate that you should be incarcerated.”

Van Breda escorted out of Western high Court. Photo Credit- Nasief Manie (AFP)

Henri Van Breda has been found guilty of killing his parents and his brother with an axe. Picture: Cindy Waxa /AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY /ANA

Henri van Breda was found guilty of killing his parents and his brother with his axe.

Photo Credit- ANA

 

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