Pistorius Weeps, Vomits in Court as Steenkamp's Autopsy Details Revealed
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius entered its second week. Pistorius wept and vomited in court while listening to a pathologist testify about Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy report. The judge ordered a media blackout during the graphic testimony.
The Olympian is accused of murdering Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa last year. He claims he mistook her for an intruder.
On Happening Now, criminal defense attorney Jonna Spilbor said the graphic details of the autopsy do not help either the defense or prosecution because there are no questions about that the fact that Pistorius shot Steenkamp.
John Manuelian, also a criminal defense attorney, agreed with Spilbor. “At this point, lacking a motive, lacking any kind of reason why Oscar Pistorius would want to kill Reeva Steenkamp, I don’t see it being a homicide case. Perhaps negligence of some kind, but not homicide.”
Manuelian said it will be up to the judge to decide whether it was reasonable for Pistorius to shoot through the bathroom door four times under the circumstances.
“You can’t analyze this case as a regular person. You have to analyze this case as somebody that has prosthetics, somebody that was on his stumps, literally on his stumps, at the time this happened," he said.
Fox News producer Paul Tilsley has been in the courtroom during the trial. He told Jon Scott that Steenkamp had food in her stomach, and had been eating around 1 a.m. Pistorius’ version of events is that they were both asleep by that time.
Spilbor said Pistorius may have believed she was asleep. “We will find this out when he takes the stand because assured as we’re all sitting here, he has to in order for his defense to be viable.”
Watch the Happening Now segment above and Paul Tilsley's report below.