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Wheelchair-bound man killed for eating own faeces was also abused

Boitumelo Tshehle | 2016-12-07 15:00:28.0
This chilling evidence was heard from a forensic pathologist who was called to the stand to explain the post mortem results of the former military soldier who died in May this year at his home in Colridge in Vryburg. File photo

A wheelchair-bound man who was beaten to death for eating his own faeces was also abused.

Dr Balatseng from Joe Morolong hospital said Leonard Isequias died due to multiple injuries.

Isequias was allegedly beaten to death with a sjambok by his brother in-law‚ Junior Santos‚ after he found him at his home eating faeces and drinking his urine.

“The deceased died due to the injuries that he sustained from being hit on the forearm and ribs‚” he said.

He said the body also reflected old abrasions on the upper body‚ old rib fractures‚ a swollen brain and lots of bleeding of muscles in the upper body and a little on the lower back.

Santos’ legal representative‚ Rebecca Shuenyane‚ said Santos did not abuse his brother-in-law and that he actually took good care of him.

She said the bruises that the doctor saw might have been the old ones that the deceased got from falling on the ground while trying to use the stairs.

The state is expected to call more witnesses on the case.

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