1. Television cameras were temporarily turned off during Reeva Steenkamp’s murder trial while a pathologist gave “graphic” evidence of his post-mortem examination of Steenkamp.
2. Sky News’ Alex Crawford, who was in the court room at the time, said that Oscar Pistorius began making “loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting” as details of post-mortem examination were read out.
Crawford added that a court official had to take a microphone away from Pistorius to “lessen the sound”.
4. The judge repeatedly asked if Pistorius was well enough to continue, but his lawyer Barry Roux insisted the evidence continue.
5. While Carl Pistorius ended up leaving the court room, and Pistorius reportedly stayed hunched over while covering his ears and retching.
The live cameras were turned off at the request of the prosecution, on behalf of the pathologist, and prosecutor Gerrie Nel said it was needed to “respect the decency” Reeva Steenkamp. Roux agreed, adding, “We don’t believe that the public interest is more important than this. This is our view.”
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