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Oscar Pistorius trial: He weeps as witness recalls girlfriend's injuries

Published on Mar 6, 2014 10:10 PM
 
A weeping Oscar Pistorius shielded his ears as a witness in his murder trial on Thursday gave harrowing evidence about desperate attempts to save Reeva Steenkamp's life after she was shot. -- PHOTO: AFP

PRETORIA (AFP) - A weeping Oscar Pistorius shielded his ears as a witness in his murder trial on Thursday gave harrowing evidence about desperate attempts to save Reeva Steenkamp's life after she was shot.

Rocking back and forth in the dock, Pistorius put his hands over his ears as neighbour and radiologist Johan Stipp recounted how he entered his house to find the distraught Paralympian bent over, attempting to resuscitate his girlfriend.

Mr Stipp noticed a wound on Ms Steenkamp's right thigh, right upper arm, and "blood, hair and what looked like brain tissue intermingled with that" on top of the skull.

Amid the scene of horror, Mr Stipp said he quickly realised the 29-year-old model's injuries were too severe to be survivable.

 
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