Further, the autopsy results also showed that the body of the construction worker had blunt object trauma besides the stab wounds.
“It appears the assailant found the victim unaware while he could have been asleep. He did not put up much fight in self defence,” the chief pathologist added.
Lawrence, 23, was produced in a Kiambu court on Monday for a hearing of an application by the prosecutors to have him and his girlfriend detained for another 14 days.
The court allowed the application to enable the detectives carry out conclusive investigation, including DNA testing and matching as well as mental assessment of the suspect.
When the prosecution read the charges that it would press against him when he formally takes plea, the emotionless and calm the young man responded: “no objection.”
At the same time, Warunge’s relatives have said they want Lawrence to “rot in jail.”
Dan Njeru, the brother of Warunge’s wife told the Star the family hopes the man is convicted “as quickly as he committed the crimes and consigned to his rightful place in jail”.
“I don’t think it will take much to have him fixed. He is the one who led the investigators to Mai Mahiu and showed the murder weapons. I’m sure his DNA will match with those collected on the weapons and also correlated with the deadly wounds,” he said.
“That alone should have him placed at the center of the crime,” he added.
The fact that the suspect has voluntarily confessed to the crimes does not help his case, he added.
The four family members will be buried on Saturday at their home where they were killed in Karura village in Kiambaa.
Meanwhile, the family of Kinyanjui Wambaa, the construction worker also killed in the murders has plead for help by well-wishers to foot mortuary bills.
Wambaa, to be buried on Wednesday at Gathiga cemetery is a father of two and was 38 years old.