Prosecutor undermines defence expert at Pistorius trial
The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defence, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defence. Following the tough cross-examination of Pistorius that lasted five days, his defence attempted to re-assert his story that his killed his girlfriend by mistake, but the prosecutor strongly challenged the expert witness. Full Story.
Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that the Olympic runner intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued before dawn on Valentine's Day last year. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he had no further questions after presenting the prosecution's case that Pistorius is lying in his account of mistakenly shooting Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door. Nel said the double-amputee runner killed her intentionally after a late night fight. Full Story.