Jayde Panayiotou’s family distraught by pathologist's account of her death

A forensic pathologist testified that Jayde Panayiotou’s death was caused by fatal gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

The slain Port Elizabeth teacher's husband is alleged to have hired hit men to kill his wife in April 2015.

The trial against Christopher Panayiotou and his two co-accused continues in the High Court in Port Elizabeth where the victim's family was clearly distraught by the description of her injuries.

This proved to be too much for Jayde Panayiotou’s family. Her mother got up midway through the testimony. She and Jayde's sister were visibly emotional.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Forensic pathologist Kevin James Fourie conducted the post-mortem on Jayde Panayiotou the day after her body was discovered, reports EWN's Shamiela Fisher.

Fourie told the court that a gunshot wound to the deceased's spinal cord may have left her paralysed had she survived.

The headmaster at the school where the victim taught, Marilyn Woods, also testified to poke holes in the alibi of alleged hitman Sizwezakhe Vumazonke (who has since died).

Vumazonke allegedly staked out the victim's route to school and Woods confirmed that he had no younger relatives attending there or any other personal reason to be seen near the premises.

Clarishka Kapp, the best friend of Christopher Panayiotou's mistress, Chanelle Coutts, was also called to testify.

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