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Oscar Pistorius: South Africa gears up for its 'trial of the century'
(CNN) -- He was one of South Africa's favorite sons, an amputee track star who defied all the odds and sprinted into the hearts of millions during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She was a staggering beauty with the brains to match, a law graduate and model whose star was on the rise.
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Saayman in the witness stand preparing for court to start again - Pistorius sits with his head bowed
Judge Masipa announced that Tweeting and blogs ARE allowed now during evidence.
LOL...thanks for the coffee Harmony2.....question....are those African mugs???,,,,,good one!
#OscarTrial Saayman's testimony NOW allowed to be tweeted - good reversal of judge's decision which in my opinion was anti-media freedom
Roux cross examining Saayman now.
#OscarTrial Roux asks if shots were fired in quick succession - devastation even more marked on body in relation to cognitive functions?
At day seven of #Pistorius trial. Judge Masipa: Someone gave me more information on blogging and Twitter. "Blogging and Twitter are allowed"
Saayman says in the immediate seconds after being shot - mental incapacitation would be minimal - that comes later.
Saayman: The shot to the brain however would cause immediate incapicitation
Saayman: Urine was murky - a result of cells becoming loose from the bladder
Roux says urine in bladder was minimal - one would expect more at that time in the morning
Saayman: depends on premise you working on - if you are already dehydrated - you would produce less urine - many factors impact
#OscarTrial prosecution establishes pathologist credentials: Saayman estimates he's done or supervised 10-15,000 (!!!) autopsies.
I wonder when the retching will begin.
does anyone have working livestream yet?
No live stream....just reading the tweets now.
Oscar Pistorius appears more composed today as Roux cross-examines Gert Saayman
Discussing how food is processed - key to fact Reeva ate a small meal after 12 contrary to OP saying they went to bed at 10pm
Roux asking what journals he referred to - to make his conclusions. Roux wants an adjournment to look at journal articles
Roux asks the judge for an adjournment to read the articles Saayman refers to
Saayman says he is not relying on any one article but combines it with his years of experience
Court adjourned for a half hour so Roux can read journal articles.
Nel asking Saayman how many autopsies he has conducted, he answers 10,000 -15,000.
end of Nel's questioning.
Roux up now...
'Roux asks Saayman if devastation of Reeva wounds would have been more intense if shots fired in quick succession' @eNCAnews #OscarTrial
and Roux also asking Saayman about Reeva's bladder contents -
Roux setting up for defense argument that Oscar shot Reeva in quick succession rendering her unable to scream out before head shot left her incapacited and that Reeva's near empty bladder adds weight to 'her having just gone to the bathroom and being mistaken for an intruder' theory.
Thank you...I am such a terrible typer...and slooooooooow
Oh goody. Judge is allowing live tweeting
Note at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor.../Watch-live-Oscar-Pistorius-murder-trial.html
The judge has ordered no live broadcast of the latest testimony. The livestream will resume shortly.
I'm strongly displeased with this tactic by Roux to rattle the witness. Surely he could have asked for the journal articles before today.
Defence reading articles Saayman refers to - Saayman insists articles must be seen in conjunction with his years of experience.
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