Pistorius vomits in murder trial
OSCAR Pistorius has vomited in the dock at his murder trial yesterday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girl-friend he fatally shot.
The testimony of Professor Gert saayman, the pathologist who performed the postmortem examination on reeva steenkamp's body, was not broadcast or reported live on Twitter by journalists because of its explicit content under an order from Judge Thokozile Masipa.
Journalists were allowed to report the evidence without directly quoting the witness.
The double-amputee runner, hunched over on a bench, reacted to the description of Miss steenkamp's wounds by vomiting and retching repeatedly, prompting the judge to briefly halt the evidence to ask chief defence lawyer Barry roux to attend to his client.
The judge also asked whether Pistorius was able to understand the proceedings. Roux said Pistorius's reaction was not going to change. a bucket was placed at his feet.
Prof saayman stood for much of his time on the stand, referring to photographs that were not shown to the gallery as he described bullet wounds on Miss Steenkamp's body, one to the right side of the head,