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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/07/pistorius-former-girlfriend-says-cheated-on-her-with-woman-killed/?intcmp=latestnews

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PRETORIA, South Africa –  Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.

The security guard, Pieter Baba, testified that Pistorius phoned him back moments after the initial brief conversation, but then started crying, didn't say anything and the line went dead. It was minutes after the double-amputee Olympian fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp, for which Pistorius is now on trial for murder.

"Not everything was in order as Mr. Pistorius was telling me," Baba recalled saying to a fellow guard as they were outside the runner's villa


I think now he is very guilty.


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PRETORIA, South Africa — The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday banned live broadcasting and tweeting of the graphic testimony of the expert who conducted the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, who was fatally shot by her athlete boyfriend.

The court heard arguments about whether to allow audio and video broadcasting of the testimony of Prof. Gert Saayman, head of the forensic medicine department at the University of Pretoria.

Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the ban after prosecutor Gerrie Nel, supported by chief defense lawyer Barry Roux, said Saayman’s testimony would have an “explicitly graphic nature” and should not be shown around the world.

“It’s not a question of press freedom,” Nel said.

Before beginning his testimony, Saayman said the “very personal nature” of his autopsy findings as well as graphic details about the injuries could “compromise the dignity of the deceased,” as well as harm her friends and family, if they are broadcast.

“It goes against the good morals of society for us to make information of this nature available” in a way that children and other unsuspecting people might be exposed, Saayman said in the witness box....
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/10/world/africa/oscar-pistorius-trial/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

Oscar Pistorius sick as murder trial hears autopsy details
By Richard Allen Greene. Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ralph Ellis, CNN
updated 11:53 AM EDT, Mon March 10, 2014

Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius broke down and vomited in court Monday as he heard a pathologist testify about his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's injuries after he shot her dead on Valentine's Day last year.

The testimony of pathologist Gert Saayman was interrupted by Pistorius' sobbing and retching, leading to a pause in the proceedings.

Earlier, Judge Thokozile Masipa imposed a broadcast blackout on Saayman's testimony. Masipa, who has been presiding over the weeklong trial in Pretoria, extended the ban to live reporting on Twitter.

Pistorius admits he shot Steenkamp, 29, but says that it was a tragic case of mistaken identity and that he thought she was an intruder who had broken into his home.

In court, Saayman confirmed that Steenkamp died from multiple gunshot wounds, consistent with having been hit in the head, arm and hip by three shots fired through the locked door of a toilet cubicle.

Pistorius appeared deeply physically distressed throughout the testimony, repeatedly making retching sounds and clutching his head in his hands. The track star, 27, appeared at times to try to cover his ears by clasping his hands behind his neck, or he put his fingers in his ears. His brother and sister came to check on him during the brief break in Saayman's testimony.

Security guard on the stand

Saayman is the first expert to testify at the trial, which has so far heard several witnesses who reported hearing a woman screaming before a volley of shots in the early hours of February 14, 2013, at Pistorius' home.

He said any of the three injuries to Steenkamp could have been fatal and all immediately incapacitating. He said it was probably the bullet to the skull that killed her almost immediately. It passed from the top of her head over her right eye to the base of her skull, suggesting that she was not standing when hit, he added.

Saayman said the wounds were consistent with "ranger" bullets, which open up "like the petals of a flower" to cause maximum tissue damage.

Earlier on Monday, defense lawyers challenged a security guard's statements about what happened on the night. Guard Pieter Baba said he talked by phone to Pistorius the night of the killing and Pistorius said "everything's fine" or "everything's OK."

But defense lawyer Barry Roux said Pistorius had said, "I'm fine."

Baba was adamant, saying, "What I just told the court is the truth."

Baba's testimony proceeded slowly because all questions and answers had to go through a translator. He gave two statements to police, months apart.

On Friday, Baba said he could hear Pistorius was crying and he knew everything was not fine.

Read more: First week of the trial -- three bangs, four shots, nine witnesses

Baba arrived at the house in time to witness Pistorius coming down the stairs carrying Steenkamp.

"I was so shocked, I couldn't think for a few moments," he testified.

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder and a firearms charge associated with Steenkamp's killing as well as two gun indictments unrelated to her death.
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HE shot her with hollow point bullets  and a reporter in the courtroom caught a glimpse of one of the photos and said he understood why it made him so sick.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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I think they were black talons. Whatever he used, they blew her head wide open.  **nononono*
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