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Doctor returns in Pistorius trial after day of graphic testimony

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 - 01:01

March 11 - After imposing a broadcast blackout, judge releases pre-recorded version of doctor's graphic testimony describing autopsy of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius. Jennifer Davis reports.

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Oscar Pistorius arrived at court Tuesday as the judge in his case issued a partial reversal from Monday. After imposing a blackout on testimony from the doctor who did the autopsy on the track star's girlfriend, citing respect for her family, the judge decided to release a pre-recorded package of the pathologist's testimony to broadcast media. (SOUNDBITE) JUDGE THOKOZILE MASIPA SAYING: "I will allow the package as suggested by Mr. Ferreira. He will show it to the defense and the State and then we can take it from there." As Pathologist Gert Saayman described Reeva Steenkamp's fatal wounds on Monday, the 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic athlete broke down, sobbing and vomiting into a bucket. The defense team argued against an adjournment, saying a break would not improve Pistorious' state of mind. The track star admits he shot Steenkamp but claims he thought she was an intruder. If found guilty of murder, he faces at least 25 years behind bars.

Doctor returns in Pistorius trial after day of graphic testimony

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 - 01:01

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