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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 heard detailed accounts from neighbours of the moments after he shot his girlfriend
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel begins his cross examination of the witness

Day 26 - Tuesday 6 May

Defence lawyer Barry Roux tried to cast doubt on evidence from previous neighbours on hearing screams

Day 27 - Thursday 8 May

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was as aggressive as always in his cross-examination of Professor Lundgren

Day 28 - Friday 9 May

The defence called Tom "Wollie" Wolmarans to give evidence as its main ballistics expert this week
June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva, was in court all week to listen to evidence

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