Jason Rohde faces judgment day for alleged murder of wife


The Western Cape High Court is on Thursday expected to deliver judgment in the case of alleged wife killer Jason Rohde. Rohde is accused of the murder of Susan Rohde at the Spier Wine farm during a work function in July 2016. However, he claims that Susan committed suicide by hanging herself, while the State has argued that he staged the suicide. READ: Jason Rohde would have had to be like Hannibal Lecter, if the State's version is true - defence During the trial, prosecutor Louis van Niekerk put it that Rohde had smothered his wife with a cushion as it was "the only way to shut her up". Van Niekerk also argued that Rohde then tried to stage a suicide by dragging her body to the bathroom and using an electric cord to hang her from a hook on the back of the door.