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Dr Watt gave his expert opinion on the strychnine poison. This is the same poison that was found in the bones of the dead bodies of Alfred Cowle and Robert Sprouse. she said it was Epsom salt that she gave the two husbands but it was strychnine poison.

Bottle of strychnine poison which Daisy de Melker used to kill her victims, which she bought at a chemist from Turffontein. it was found on the thermos flask that she used to prepare coffee for her son.

The court proceeded that day, Daisy De Melker pleaded not guilty.

The court proceeded that day, Daisy De Melker pleaded not guilty.

Rhodes Cecil cowle left a will and testament of about 100 pounds which was inherited by his mother Daisy De Melker. But if Rhodes Cecil lived till his 21st birthday, he could have  inherited money his father Alfred Cowle left him.

Rhodes Cecil cowle left a will and testament of about 100 pounds which was inherited by his mother Daisy De Melker. But if Rhodes Cecil lived till his birthday, he could have inherited money his father Alfred Cowle left him.

On the night of the 5th of April 1932 the bodies of Alfred Cowle, Robert Sprout and Rhodes Cecil Cowle were exhumed, following the allegations made by William Sproat.

This sis a depiction of the forensic experts exhuming the corpse of the three victims of Daisy de Melker, after obtaining the court order on the of April 1932 which gave them the capacity to extract the corpse.

The prosecutor employed the services of Dr J.M. Watt, who was an expert toxicologist  and Professor of Pharmacology at the Witwatersrand University. He gave his expert opinion on arsenic and strychnine poison and how it was found the bodies of the two husbands of Daisy de Melker and her son.

The prosecutor employed the services of Dr J.M. Watt, who was an expert toxicologist and Professor of Pharmacology at the Witwatersrand University. He gave his expert opinion on arsenic and strychnine poison and how it was found the bodies of the two husbands of Daisy de Melker and her son.

After further investigations by the police, Daisy Louisa De Melker was arrested by detective J.C.H. Jansen, and his partner on 20th of April 1932 and charged with triple murder.

After further investigations by the police, Daisy Louisa De Melker was arrested by detective J. Jansen, and his partner on of April 1932 and charged with triple murder.

Main suspect: Daisy Louisa De Melker, she was born on the 1st of July 1886 at seven mountain farm, Alexandria District, near Grahamstown in Cape colony. She was one of eleven Chidren. She was a qualified nurse, which means she was licensed to buy strychnine and arsenic poison, which she bought under her former name. She is historically the first women hanged in South Africa.

The infamous Daisy Louisa De Melker, Born Daisy Louisa Harcon-Smith. Born 1886 in a farm near Grahamstown. Though found guilty for poisoning only her son, she is believed to have killed 2 of her husbands with Arsenic poison.

Robert Sprouse left a will and testament which was inherited by Daisy.Following Robert Sproats death, his widow inherited over £4000, plus a further £560 paid by his pension fund.

Rhodes Cecil cowle left a will and testament of about 100 pounds which was inherited by his mother Daisy De Melker. But if Rhodes Cecil lived till his birthday, he could have inherited money his father Alfred Cowle left him.

Victim no 2: Robert Sprouse, there is no proof of when Robert Sprouse was born and where and when him and Daisy met. On the 1st of June 1926 he married Daisy Louisa Cowle, and they too where married by anti-nuptial agreement which was inherited by Daisy.He died on 6 November 1927, and it was proved that he was poisoned with strychnine.

Victim no Robert Sprouse, there is no proof of when Robert Sprouse was born and where and when him and Daisy met. On the of June 1926 he married Daisy Louisa Cowle, and they too where married by anti-nuptial agreement which was inherited by Daisy.

William Alfred Cowle left a will and testament, which was inherited by Daisy.Daisy Cowle, the sole beneficiary of her husband's will, inherited £1795.

Rhodes Cecil cowle left a will and testament of about 100 pounds which was inherited by his mother Daisy De Melker. But if Rhodes Cecil lived till his birthday, he could have inherited money his father Alfred Cowle left him.