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Oscar Pistorius trial: Week six round-up

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section Africa
Oscar Pistorius in the dock on 17 April 2014

Oscar Pistorius ended seven days of emotional testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend this week, which included him reading aloud to the court a Valentine's card from Reeva Steenkamp.

The forensic tests carried out by expert Roger Dixon, detailing the sequence of shots fired, were also challenged by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel. The trial has now been adjourned until 5 May.

Here is how our reporters covered the big moments, via tweets and video reports, in the fifth week of the trial.

Day 21

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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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June Steenkamp, Reeva's mother, listens to Oscar Pistorius during his cross-examination - 14 April 2014
Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, remained stony-faced as she watched the cross-examination
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Day 22

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Andrew Harding tweet
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Nomsa Maseko tweet
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Kate Forbes tweet
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Nomsa Maseko tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Screen grab of the Valentine's Day card Reeva Steenkamp had written for Oscar Pistorius
The defence seeks to show that Mr Pistorius and Ms Steenkamp were in a loving relationship
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Day 23

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Andrew Harding tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Forensic expert Roger Dixon points at the door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot, 15 April 2014
Mr Dixon told the court that in his opinion the bullets were fired first, then the cricket bat was used
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Day 24

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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Oscar Pistorius hugs a family member in court (17 April 2014)
Oscar Pistorius embraced a relative in court
Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
A prosthetic leg is seen on a table at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria (17 April 2014)
Mr Pistorius' prosthetic leg was used as evidence during the trial
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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