Charged for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius has been on trial for about a week now. The former South African Olympic runner, maintains that it was an accident and he mistook her for an intruder on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
When gory details of an autopsy were presented in court by Gert Saayman, Pistorius got so ill that he began to vomit during testimony. Saayman explained that the bullet went through her head running under her skull and through her brain before exiting the back.
Pistorius was pictured holding his head in his hands with a bucket at his feet, wiping the sweat from his head. The judge has banned the case from being live streamed or filmed when gruesome pictures or testimony are being revealed.
In all of the pictures from the trial thus far, Pistorius looks completely disheveled and holds a rosary in his hands. His behavior in court is sure to have an effect on the final decision.
He never denied killing Steenkamp, he just says that it was a complete accident. Being upset is to be expected but there are two possible reasons why: either he killed his girlfriend by accident, or he did it on purpose. We’ll find out soon enough.
What do you think the verdict will be?