Lawyers talk ahead of Pistorius case

2014-03-03 09:47
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Pretoria - The State's prosecutor Gerrie Nel and Steenkamp family lawyer Dup de Bruyn began talking inside courtroom GD ahead of paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial on Monday morning.

Pistorius's lawyers Brian Webber and Barry Roux were seen chatting, while the double-amputee's brother Carl, wearing a blue suit, was led into the North Gauteng High Court by police.

Carl seemed uncomfortable as looked around the courtroom and whispered to his sister Aimee.

The Pistorius siblings have in the past court appearances shown a united front. During Pistorius's bail application over a year ago, they were seen praying together in the court before the proceedings began.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home last year. He faces charges of premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act in a trial which is expected to last at least three weeks.

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva, glanced over at the Pistorius family when they walked into the courtroom. The trial was due to begin at 10:00.

The proceedings in the wood-panelled courtroom will be broadcast live on television and radio, with the initial indictment listing 107 witnesses to testify for the State.

- SAPA
Read more on:    gerrie nel  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  pistorius trial
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