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Fruit of a Poisoned Tree – A True Story Of Murder And The Miscarriage Of Justice (Paperback, 438 pg) Antony Altbeker

In 2005, Fred van der Vyver, a young actuary and the son of a wealthy Eastern Cape farming family, was charged with murdering his girlfriend, Inge Lotz, allegedly bludgeoning her to death with a hammer as she lay on a couch in her lounge. The case against Van der Vyver seemed overwhelming. His behaviour at the time of the murder appeared suspicious and the forensic evidence seemed to prove his guilt. And yet, in one of the most sensational and controversial murder trials in South African legal history, Van der Vyver’s lawyers sought to turn the table on the police, accusing them of fabricating evidence and lying to the judge. Now updated with the tale of the remarkable events that followed the judge’s verdict, prize-winning author Antony Altbeker takes you into the heart of the epic courtroom battle. His eye-witness account of the trial presents the reader with all the evidence and testimony while also placing it in the context of a society and justice system that are being stretched to breaking point.

Antony Altbeker

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In 2005, Fred van der Vyver, a young actuary and the son of a wealthy Eastern Cape farming family, was charged with murdering his girlfriend, Inge Lotz, allegedly bludgeoning her to death with a hammer as she lay on a couch in her lounge. The case against Van der Vyver seemed overwhelming. His behaviour at the time of the murder appeared suspicious and the forensic evidence seemed to prove his guilt. And yet, in one of the most sensational and controversial murder trials in South African legal history, Van der Vyver’s lawyers sought to turn the table on the police, accusing them of fabricating evidence and lying to the judge. Now updated with the tale of the remarkable events that followed the judge’s verdict, prize-winning author Antony Altbeker takes you into the heart of the epic courtroom battle. His eye-witness account of the trial presents the reader with all the evidence and testimony while also placing it in the context of a society and justice system that are being stretched to breaking point.