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Pistorius vomits at graphic evidence


OSCAR Pistorius vomited in the dock at his murder trial as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he fatally shot.

Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered the testimony of Professor Gert Saayman, the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp's body, not to be broadcast or reported live on Twitter by journalists because of its explicit content.

The double-amputee runner, hunched over on a bench, reacted to the description of Miss Steenkamp's wounds by vomiting and retching repeatedly.

Prof Saayman stood for much of his time on the stand, referring to photographs that were not shown to the gallery as he described bullet wounds on Miss Steenkamp's body, one to the right side of the head, one to the right arm and one to the right hip area.

Pistorius is charged at the high court in Pretoria with premeditated murder for 29-year-old Miss Steenkamp's shooting death before dawn on February 14, 2013.

Pistorius (27) says the killing was accidental because he thought his girlfriend was an intruder.

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