How wife killer was undone by ‘arrogant’ mistakes

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How wife killer was undone by ‘arrogant’ mistakes

Judge said Barkhuizen grossly overestimated his abilities in getting away with his wife's murder

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On the day Odette Barkhuizen was shot and killed, her husband George probably shouldn’t have hugged their son, smiled and said their financial woes were over.

When he took out three life insurance policies on her name the month before her death, he probably shouldn’t have lied to the insurance broker that she wasn’t available to sign them in person.

After he was arrested for fraud and murder, he probably shouldn’t have put his finger to his throat and threatened his father-in-law in open court in full view of the presiding judge...

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