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Defense expert witness Dixon holds a prosthesis during the murder trial of South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Pistorius in Pretoria

Major blow to defence as contradictions emerge

A DEFENCE expert witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has contradicted a piece of the athlete’s evidence that could prove crucial to the case.

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Prosecutor deals Oscar’s defence a severe blow

OSCAR Pistorius’s defence may have been dealt a crippling blow when its expert witness admitted he drew “layman” conclusions on vital evidence.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he reaches for a bucket in the dock during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 10, 2014. Pistorius broke down on Monday when a South African court heard details from the autopsy of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the track star is accused of murdering on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT ATHLETICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Oscar Trial: Day 24

Oscar Pistorius plugged his ears with his thumbs and retched as his defence team’s forensic expert Roger Dixon gave evidence about the shots that tore through Reeva Steenkamp’s body in the early hours of February 14 last year.

Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Shots fired in ‘sole purpose’ of killing

WITH the sole purpose to kill, Oscar Pistorius gunned down Reeva Steenkmap.

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel looks on as he cross-examines South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria April 9, 2014. Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Facing questioning from Nel for the first time in his murder trial, Pistorius admitted killing Reeva Steenkamp at his home on February 14 last year but said "I made a mistake". REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

State finishes Pistorious cross-examination

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday concluded his cross-examination of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius' Murder Trial

State alleges Pistorius’ shots followed Reeva

A TERRIFIED Reeva Steenkamp was hiding behind a toilet door facing Oscar Pistorius when he shot and killed her, following her with continuous rapid gunshots as she fell dying.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius reacts at the end of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar’s grilling is far from over

ACCUSED of deliberately lying about killing Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius wavered under intense cross-examination yesterday.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Nel rips into Oscar’s tale of killing

CONSPIRACY theories and “completely implausible” ideas of police framing Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp were smacked down by the state in the Pretoria High Court yesterday.

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