Oscar Pistorius on Trial

Oscar's expert did not read post mortem report - Nel

The report of the post mortem on Reeva Steenkamp was not properly read by defence expert witness Roger Dixon, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.


Oscar's trial - day 24 summary

2014-04-16 15:47

Here's everything you need to know about day 24 of Oscar Pistorius's trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

Nel queries recordings of gunshot, bat tests

2014-04-16 14:44

It is not known whether the music producer who recorded the gunshot and cricket bat tests presented as evidence in Oscar Pistorius's trial has any experience in such, the court has heard.

Expert's integrity comes under fire

2014-04-16 14:33

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has questioned the integrity of defence witness Roger Dixon as he testified in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Oscar's expert accused of being unqualified

2014-04-16 14:12

The prosecution has derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.

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inside Oscar Pistorius on Trial

Nel questions credibility of expert's tests

2014-04-16 13:27

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has continued to test the credibility of testimony given by defence witness Roger Dixon at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius court slightly emptier

2014-04-16 10:22

Public interest in Oscar Pistorius's trial seems to have waned a bit with fewer people queuing up outside courtroom GD in the North Gauteng High Court.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 24

2014-04-16 08:27

Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 24th day. Get Tuesday's updates here.

All not lost for Oscar - expert

2014-04-16 05:30

A former State prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius's defence, which plans to call up to 17 witnesses, can still make it hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Paralympian killed Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

Oscar unwavering as he denies intent

2014-04-15 20:52

As his week-long court testimony came to an end, Oscar Pistorius has maintained he was innocent and had acted involuntarily when he fired the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar could not have stumbled, court hears

2014-04-15 18:52

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius could not have stumbled on a wooden panel while it was still in the door, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar's trial - day 23 summary

2014-04-15 16:07

On day 23 of Oscar Pistorius's trial, Gerrie Nel concluded his cross examination and the defence resumed their case. Here's everything you need to know.

Walking on crime scene unprofessional - analyst

2014-04-15 16:23

Leaving shoe prints on a crime scene is "most unprofessional", a former police forensic analyst has testified in murder accused Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Oscar denies responsibility

2014-04-15 14:46

Oscar Pistorius has protested his innocence up to the close of his court testimony after prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused him of killing his girlfriend in cold blood.

Reeva declared love in Valentine's Day card

2014-04-15 14:00

Reeva Steenkamp gave murder accused Oscar Pistorius a card declaring her love for him hours before he shot her dead in his Pretoria home, the court heard.

Nel queries expert's evidence

2014-04-16 12:17

Evidence given by defence expert witness Roger Dixon in the Oscar Pistorius trial has come under scrutiny during cross-examination by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

Request to postpone Pistorius trial granted

2014-04-16 10:00

Judge Thokozile Masipa has granted an application by the prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial to postpone the matter from Thursday until 5 May.

Expert to testify further at Oscar trial

2014-04-16 08:34

The murder trial of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius enters day 24 in the North Gauteng High Court, with a former senior police forensic expert continuing his evidence.

Oscar made textbook mistakes - experts

2014-04-15 22:19

Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, criminal lawyers say.

Marks on Oscar's door consistent with bat - expert

2014-04-15 21:47

Marks on Oscar Pistorius's toilet door were probably caused by the corner of the bat he claimed to have used to bash it down, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 23 - Pistorius on trial

2014-04-15 07:34

Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 23rd day. Get Monday's updates here.

Reeva was possibly reaching for door - expert

2014-04-15 16:11

Reeva Steenkamp was possibly reaching for the toilet door handle when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Complaint against Nel dismissed

2014-04-15 15:31

A complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been rejected, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Oscar's bedroom is dark - expert

2014-04-15 14:14

Oscar Pistorius's bedroom is pitch dark when the curtains are drawn in the evening, and a lot of force is needed to break down a door with a cricket bat, an expert has testified.

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