Welcome to our live coverage of day four of court proceedings in South Africa, where a judge is expected to rule whether Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, can be released on bail. Stay with us for the latest updates in text, video and pictures, plus analysis from the BBC's correspondents, and the best of the comment on social media and via email.
Legal journalist Karyn Maughan tweets: "Barry Roux reaches out to #OscarPistorius and grabs his hand. 'You're going to (be) okay". Oscar: 'Thank you sir'."
Mandy Wiener tweets: "Magistrate greets Pistorius and then everyone else. The Blade Runner takes his seat and looks up, eyes shifting around."
There's more on the details of the conflicting accounts of the prosecution and the defence in the case thus far in this piece from BBC News.
The BBC's Peter Biles, who is outside the court, said Mr Pistorius' coach Ampie Louw has released a statement in which he said: "Oscar is heartbroken. He is just a boy."
Mr Louw said he was considering putting Mr Pistorius back in training if he is granted bail to allow him to "get his mind kind of clear", according to the Associated Press. But he said he realised the athlete might not be emotionally ready to return to the track.