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South Africa

21 February 2007

Star (Johannesburg)

First he shot dead his four children, his wife and mother-in-law in cold blood — and about 36 hours later, Jacobus Johannes van Heerden lay dead in his car after having turned the gun on himself. In what they described as one of the worst murder scenes they had ever seen, police discovered the bodies of the six family members at about 10am yesterday at their Vanderbijlpark home. They were all shot in the head. Vaal Rand police spokesperson Trudie Wilken said: "The... (

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