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Oscar Pistorius trial: Week seven round-up

  • 9 May 2014
  • From the section Africa
Oscar Pistorius leaves the courtroom in Pretoria - 5 May 2014

Oscar Pistorius returned to court in Pretoria this week after the judge adjourned the trial for a two-week break over Easter.

The case restarted with defence calling two of the athlete's neighbours to describe the moment they found him carrying the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp down the stairs of his house.

Here is how our reporters covered the big moments, via tweets and video reports, in the seventh week of the trial.

Day 25 - Monday 5 May

Oscar Pistorius cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria - 5 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius heard detailed accounts from neighbours of the moments after he shot his girlfriend
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel begins his cross examination of the witness
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Day 26 - Tuesday 6 May

Defence lawyer Barry Roux, questions a witness at the court in Pretoria - 6 May 2014
Defence lawyer Barry Roux tried to cast doubt on evidence from previous neighbours on hearing screams
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Day 27 - Thursday 8 May

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks at the high court in Pretoria - 8 May 2014
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was as aggressive as always in his cross-examination of Professor Lundgren
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Day 28 - Friday 9 May

Forensic expert Tom Wolmarans gives evidence in court in Pretoria - 9 May 2014
The defence called Tom "Wollie" Wolmarans to give evidence as its main ballistics expert this week
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Milton Nkosi tweet
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Milton Nkosi tweet
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June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva, in court in Pretoria - 5 May 2014
June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva, was in court all week to listen to evidence

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