Blade Runner Trial Update

On Monday the prosecutor confronted Pistorius about his emotional outbursts implying that it was contrived. This is from the article I will link below:

“Nel also accused Pistorius, who has wept repeatedly throughout the trial, of turning on the waterworks to gain sympathy and avoid answering tough questions.

‘Mr. Pistorius, you are trying to get emotional again,’ Nel said.”

He also said that the story Pistorius was giving was tailored to his benefit and not even probable:

“ ‘Your version is so improbable that it cannot possibly be true,’ ” he (Nel) said.”

An interesting fact I heard for the first time is that Reeva’s jeans were laid out on the bed as if she were getting ready to leave. Oscar said they were inside out as she had taken them off. Also Pistorius also had to admit that he did not check to see if Reeva was in the bed as he claimed before. Overall a very strong day for the prosecution.

Tuesday, after five brutal days being grilled by prosecutor Gerrie Nel, Pistorius finally got some relief. His attorney took over and asked him why he called this an “accident.” He said “I mean the situation, and the situation as a whole, it wasn’t meant to be.”
The defense then called forensic geologist Roger Dixson to the stand. He went into the lighting conditions in the rooms that night.
Wednesday continued with Dixon who disagreed with the cause of Reeva’s back wounds. He said they were from a magazine rack and not a bullet ricochet. Nel (prosecution) bit into Dixon by implying he was not an expert in ballistics:  “Nel took every opportunity to discredit Dixon, including questioning his ballistics evidence when he said none of the bullets missed Steenkamp, while the state expert had said one did.

‘You see how irresponsible it is to make inferences in areas where you’re not an expert?’ Nel told him.”


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