Support: Family forms a wall of comfort

2013-02-20 00:00

CARL Pistorius sat between his father, Henke, and sister, Aimee, in the front row of the gallery.

His arm was around his sister, his shoulder tight up against his father — a wall against the world.

They were all pale and emotional — just as Oscar was when he entered the dock.

Just before he came in, they put a bottle of water, an energy drink and a packet of tissues on his seat.

As the day took its toll, they were all in tears, and Carl frequently leaned forward to comfort his brother, patting his back, and at one stage turned down his upturned jacket collar.

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