Oscar Pistorius trial: Week six round-up

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

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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Image caption Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, remained stony-faced as she watched the cross-examination
Media captionPistorius trial day 21 - in 60 seconds

Day 22

Media captionOscar Pistorius: "I heard her breathing... I immediately tried to pick her up"
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Image caption The defence seeks to show that Mr Pistorius and Ms Steenkamp were in a loving relationship
Media captionPistorius trial day 22 - in 60 secs

Day 23

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Image caption Mr Dixon told the court that in his opinion the bullets were fired first, then the cricket bat was used
Media captionPistorius trial day 23 - in 60 secs

Day 24

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Image caption Oscar Pistorius embraced a relative in court
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Image caption Mr Pistorius' prosthetic leg was used as evidence during the trial
Media captionOscar Pistorius Day 24

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