It seemed to be too much to bear for Oscar Pistorius. He wept while the pathologist testified about the injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp at the time of her death. The judge decided that cameras would not be allowed for that part of the trial saying it would violate ethical rules.

According to USA Today Sports:

Pistorius became ill as pathologist Gert Saayman, who conducted the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, testified in Pretoria that one bullet entered her head, ran under her skull and into her brain before exiting, South Africa’s Times Live reported.

 

Judge Thokozile Masipa repeatedly offered to delay the testimony if Pistorius was too ill to continue, but testimony was halted only briefly. Defense lawyer Barry Roux declined, and a bucket was placed at the defendant’s feet.

The double-amputee Olympian is accused of premeditated murder of 29 year-old Steenkamp. Pistorius, 27, shot Steenkamp on February 14th, 2013 in the bathroom of their home after Pistorius claimed he thought she was an intruder.

I don’t know how this is going to turn out for Pistorius. To me, his story doesn’t make sense, but I’ve seen enough court cases where common sense doesn’t always win out. At this point the case could go either way. 

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis