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Oscar Pistorius's murder trial turned graphic today when the pathologist who performed Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy was called to testify about the nature of Steenkamp's wounds. During the testimony, Pistorius, apparently overcome by the graphic details, began vomiting.

The AP describes the scene:

The double-amputee runner, hunched over on a bench, vomited when he heard the description of Steenkamp's wounds, prompting [Judge] Masipa to briefly halt the testimony to ask chief defense lawyer Barry Roux to attend to his client. The judge also asked whether Pistorius was able to understand the proceedings. Roux said Pistorius' reaction was not going to change. A bucket was placed at his feet.

After court adjourned for the day, Pistorius sat for a few minutes with his hands over his ears and his body heaving and bent forward as his brother held a hand on his back.


The pathologist testified that Steenkamp suffered three main gunshot wounds—one to the right side of the head, one to the right arm, and another to the right hip—that could have been fatal in isolation.


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