Oscar Pistorius trial: Blade Runner set to take the stand
5:14pm: Foreign correspondents covering the case have also used the worlds camera to protest the unlawful detention of Australian-born journalist Peter Greste and two colleagues in Egypt.
Foreign Corrs protest outside #OscarPistorius court this morning over 100day detention of Al Jazeera staff in Egypt pic.twitter.com/cm7kYOAO2x— Aislinn Laing (@Simmoa) April 7, 2014 Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link
5:08pm: Ms Steenkamps mother June arrived shortly before 9am, entering via a side door to avoid the cameras.
Earlier, Oscar Pistorius walked the 400 metres from his barristers chambers flanked by his cousins. His legal team had left 20 minutes beforehand. Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link
5:08pm: His barrister, Barry Roux SC, is set to open the defence case by calling pathologist Jan Botha. The former chief pathologist is likely to give contrary testimony to the pathologist called by the state, Gert Saayman, on a number of issues, including the likelihood or otherwise that Ms Steenkamp screamed after being shot the first time. Mr Saayman, who performed the autopsy on Ms Steenkamp, also testified that based on the contents of her stomach at the time of death, she must have consumed a meal about two hours before she was shot and killed. This appears contrary to the athletes version, which is that the pair went to bed at about 10pm. Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link
5:08pm: After the false start of last Friday, we are all set back in the Pretoria High Court for the resumption of Oscar Pistorius murder trial.The Paralympic champion is accused of murdering his model and law graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentines Day, 2013, by shooting four times through the closed toilet door in his Pretoria home. Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link