Top expert joins Gavin Watson investigation as more witnesses emerge

Top expert joins Gavin Watson investigation as more witnesses emerge

- A top forensic expert will be joining the Gavin Watson investigation

- The expert, Danie Poolman, previously helped convict wife killer, Jason Rohde

- This comes as more people have come forward claiming to have witnessed Watson's crash

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Forensic expert Col Danie Poolman will play involve in the investigation into Gavin Watson's death.

He will be assisting police in the case.

Poolman previously aided police in convicting Jason Rohde, who had been accused of murdering his wife.

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According to to the Sunday Times, Poolman holds a senior position in the mechanical and metallurgical engineering branch of the SAPS. His expertise was key to the conviction of Rohde, as Poolman pointed out that there were inconsistencies in Rodhe's version of events.

For example, Rohde insisted that his wife, Susan, had committed suicide by hanging herself with the cord of a curling iron, Briefly.co.za has gathered. However, Poolman provided evidence proving that this was implausible.

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Additionally, more people have emerged claiming to have witnessed the car crash that killed Watson. At least two people have told News24 that they saw the incident take place.

Both of these witnesses say they saw Watson's car driving at high speed before it crashed. One of them also said he suspected that Watson had suffered a heart attack or some other medical episode which would have caused him to lose control of the vehicle, such as a stroke. 

The witness says he believed this was the case at the time as he said the pillar was clearly visible and it seemed unlikely to him that a driver would hit it by accident.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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