Oscar Pistorius is really going to get a break this time. Just a day after he finished up his brutally painful testimony—in which he wept every day while being asked increasingly aggressive questions—the judge announced that the murder trial will be taking a long break.
The defense called a forensics expert, Roger Dixon, to the stand to further discuss the slain Reeva Steenkamp’s back injuries. He disagreed on the stand with a previous witness, a ballistics expert, and prosecutor Gerrie Nel was quick to call his expertise into question because of that: “You see how irresponsible it is to make inferences in areas where you’re not an expert?” he demanded.
Judge Thokozile Masipa then pointed out that the trial has already lasted doubly as long as was originally planned, and how much of the evidence is extremely technical, in regards to the direction of bullets and such. She decided to adjourn the trial until May 5, after tomorrow’s proceedings, so that she and the assessors may read over the evidence and have time to absorb it.
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