Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pistorius had 'big love for guns' part 2

Pathologist Gert Saayman said Ms Steenkamp had been shot three times, in the head, hip and arm but that

he did not know the order of the injuries.
If she had been shot in the hip or arm first, screaming would have been expected, he said.
Neighbours have previously said they heard a woman screaming before the shots were fired but Mr Pistorius' defence lawyers argue that the athlete was the only one who screamed.
When pressed by defence lawyer Barry Roux, Dr Saayman said that there could be an error of "an hour or two" in his estimation of when Ms Steenkamp last ate.
"Gastric emptying is not an exact science My Lady but I don't think we should throw out the baby with the proverbial bathwater," Dr Saayman said.
Judge Thokozile Masipa banned live coverage of Monday's testimony from the post-mortem because of its graphic nature.

Mr Pistorius has appeared distraught as the events of 14 February 2013 have been recounted in the court in Pretoria.
He was physically sick as Dr Saayman presented his evidence about the nature of Ms Steenkamp's injuries.
The state is seeking to convince the court that Mr Pistorius and Ms Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate, had an argument before the athlete fired the shots that killed his girlfriend.
There are no juries at trials in South Africa, and his fate will ultimately be decided by the judge, assisted by two assessors.
If found guilty, the 27-year-old, a national sporting hero dubbed the "blade runner" after having both lower legs amputated, could face life imprisonment.