Pistorius team to call ballistics expert - report

2014-05-04 12:12
Oscar Pistorius (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius (Gianluigi Guercia, AFP)

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Pretoria - All eyes will once again be on Oscar Pistorius when he returns to the North Gauteng High Court for the resumption of his murder trial on Monday.

According to the Sunday Independent, the defence is this week expected to call its ballistics expert to the stand to hopefully bring some credibility to its case.

The Sunday Times reported that Pistorius’ legal team will be hoping to fight back after prosecutor Gerrie Nel annihilated Pistorius and forensic expert Roger Dixon in cross-examination.

The newspaper also predicts a tough few days ahead for Pistorius.

According to the newspaper, Tom Wolmarans, a ballistics expert, is expected to be one of the first witnesses to be called this week.

Wolmarans has been present in court every day since the trial started and his testimony is expected to counter aspects of the prosecution’s case.

Wolmarans is part of Pistorius’ “dream team”.

The trial, which has run for two months already, was postponed for two weeks last month.

Pistorius is accused of having murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year when he fired four shots through a locked door. The athlete claims he mistook her for an intruder.
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