Oscar Pistorius Vomits In Court As Graphic Details of Steenkamp's Injuries Are Read 7 years ago

Oscar Pistorius Vomits In Court As Graphic Details of Steenkamp's Injuries Are Read

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius was violently ill is court today as details of a post mortem examination of his murdered girlfriend were read into evidence.

The trial of the former Paralympian, who has admitted shooting Reeva Steenkamp to death, today entered its second week, with professor Gert Saayman outlining the extent of the damage caused to the model by bullets entering her arm, hip and skull.

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The Guardian reports that, as Prof. Saayman told the South African Court that Ms Steenkamp could have died from any one of her injuries, Pistorius began to vomit into a bucket left behind the dock and was described as being "bent double in the dock, hands on his ears as if trying to block out the words, his body in visceral pain and violently sick".

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The court also heard that Pistorius had used "black talon" ammunition, designed to "open up, flatten out and mushroom when striking human tissue" when shooting the 29-year-old and that medical evidence estimated that she had eaten no more than two hours before she died. This contradicted a statement from Pistorius that the couple had eaten and were in bed by 10pm as Steenkamp was shot after 3am.

The 27-year-old maintains that he killed Steenkamp by mistaking her for an intruder and shooting through a bathroom door.