Oscar Pistorius vomited during Reeva Steenkamp autopsy testimony
Whether Oscar Pistorius is guilty or innocent, there is no denying he is having a difficult time sitting through some of the testimonies in the Reeva Steenkamp shooting trial. On Monday, Pistorius sobbed and vomited into a bucket during a testimony from the pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Steenkamp.
According to NBC’s Olympic Talk, Gert Saayman gave a graphic testimony that included details about Steenkamp’s shattered skull and descriptions of her fatal gunshot wounds. Judge Thokozile Masipa banned any live video, audio or tweeting of Saayman’s testimony after Saayman warned that the autopsy findings “could compromise the dignity of the deceased.”
Marzanne vd Berg, a reporter from South Africa, noted that a short adjournment was needed after Pistorius threw up at the start of Saayman’s testimony. Pistorius was later photographed with a bucket underneath him and a towel on his head, with reporters noting that he was making “loud retching noises” during the proceedings.
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Pistorius also broke down in court last week as a neighbor described the scene he discovered when he went over to Pistorius’ house the night Steenkamp was killed. He has been extremely emotional throughout the entire trial.