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South African turns himself over to police after killing family members

South African turns himself over to police after killing family members

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A South African man, suspected of murdering three members of his own family, has handed himself over to the police.

Henri van Breda is alleged to have killed his parents and older brother in an axe attack at their home in Stellenbosch, Australia last year.

DNA analysis of the blood on the clothes of the 21-year-old matched that of his mother, father and brother.

55-year-old businessman Martin van Breda, his 54-year-old wife Teresa and their eldest son Rudi, 22, were all found dead at their estate in January 2015.

Henri van Breda has been charged with three counts of murder and one of attempted murder. His sister Marli was seriously injured in the attack but survived.

He has also been charged with tampering with the crime scene.

He appeared before a Stellenbosch court on Tuesday and was released on bail of over $6,500.

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