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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

Image caption Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, remained stony-faced as she watched the cross-examination

Day 22

Image caption The defence seeks to show that Mr Pistorius and Ms Steenkamp were in a loving relationship

Day 23

Image caption Mr Dixon told the court that in his opinion the bullets were fired first, then the cricket bat was used

Day 24

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

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