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Man who helped nail wife killer Rohde to probe Watson crash


Man who helped nail wife killer Rohde to probe Watson crash

FREE TO READ | Top forensic engineer Danie Poolman will help the cop team unravel the Bosasa boss’s death

Senior reporter

A top forensic expert who helped secure wife killer Jason Rohde’s conviction has been appointed as part of the team to investigate Bosasa boss Gavin Watson’s death.

Times Select has learnt that head of the mechanical and metallurgical engineering subsection of the SAPS Col Danie Poolman, whose expert testimony in the Rohde matter played a key part in the conviction, had been brought in to assist the police looking into the cause of the Watson crash.

Poolman poked holes in Rohde’s version of events that his wife Susan had hanged herself with a curling iron cord. He demonstrated to the court how this was a highly unlikely scenario...

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