The Murder of Inge Lotz: Episode 7 Part 2
Bloody Lies, The Bloodied Bride and Oscar vs The Truth
Inge Lotz died on 16 March 2005 inside her apartment just outside Stellenbosch, South Africa – murdered. Someone repeatedly hit her on the head with a blunt object and stabbed her with a knife.
The police matched a fingerprint they found on a DVD holder to Inge’s boyfriend Fred van der Vyver. As Inge rented the DVD just hours before her death it means that Fred was in her presence that afternoon. However, he claims that he was at work all day, 50 km away.
In large part, due to this incriminating fingerprint evidence, the police arrested Fred van Der Vyver for Inge’s murder.
The police also found an ornamental hammer in Fred’s vehicle which could have inflicted the wounds on her head.
Several international fingerprint experts argued that the fingerprint was not lifted from a DVD holder but from a drinking glass. These ‘experts’ claimed that the police intentionally fabricated the fingerprint lift to frame Fred.
After a sensational 9 month-long trial the court found Fred not guilty.
Bloody Lies exposes the lies the defense and expert witnesses told the court to deny Inge Lotz justice.
It demonstrates conclusively that the fingerprint lift could not possibly be from a drinking glass. Furthermore, all the lift’s features are consistent with a flat surface and there is no reason to doubt its authenticity.
It shows how some witnesses and experts fabricated evidence and lied to sell the drinking glass theory to the court.
It also exposes the defense’s lies that the hammer was too small to inflict the wounds on Inge’s head.
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The police found Anni Dewani’s (Hindocha) body on the morning of 13 November 2010 in an abandoned vehicle in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town. She died from a single gunshot to the neck.
Late the previous evening gunmen hijacked the taxi that she and her husband were traveling in. After robbing them the highjackers evicted Shrien from the vehicle before driving off with Anni.
The police quickly arrested one of the highjackers – which led to the arrest of three other conspirators – which included the taxi driver.
The taxi driver confessed that he was hired by the husband, Shrien Dewani, to arrange a hit on Anni by staging a hijacking, to kill Anni, and to make it look like a botched robbery.
After a prolonged legal struggle, the UK extradited Shrien to South Africa to stand trial for the murder of his wife Anni.
The court dismissed all charges against Shrien because it considered the testimonies of the conspirators too unreliable. It simply did not know “where the lies end and the truth begins.”
In the book The Bloodied Bride, the brothers Thomas and Calvin Mollett have done what has never been done before – they compare Shrien’s different versions as told to his family, the press, the police, and the court. In the end, the reader will be left wondering “where do his lies end and the truth begin”.
Renowned Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2013.
Oscar maintains that he shot Reeva by accident because he thought there was an intruder hiding in the toilet cubicle.
However, some close neighbours testified that they heard the frantic screams of a woman in great distress coming from Oscar’s house. Then these screams went silent after a series of what sounded like gunshots.
The court dismissed the testimony of these neighbours as unreliable. Instead, they heard Oscar screaming after he discovered that he had mistakenly shot Reeva.
In their book Oscar vs The Truth brothers, Thomas and Calvin Mollett make a compelling argument that there was no good reason to dismiss the testimony of the neighbours.
They also highlight the many and significant inconsistencies in Oscar’s version – and also the evidence overlooked by the police and the State that points to a physical altercation between Reeva and Oscar prior to the shooting.
Read more at truth4reeva.com