Olympian Oscar Pistorius Vomits Repeatedly During Murder Trial

Olympian Oscar Pistorius Vomits Repeatedly During Murder Trial

Staff Report
The Associated Press

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - Oscar Pistorius vomited repeatedly in court on Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by Reeva Steenkamp.

The pathologist who performed Steenkamp's autopsy was giving his testimony when the still pictures of Pistorius were taken.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of Steenkamp, his girlfriend who he shot to death last February.

The judge briefly halted the testimony and asked the defense lawyer to tend to Pistorius.

A bucket was placed at his feet as the pathologist continued to testify.

The testimony was neither broadcast nor reported live on twitter because of its explicit content under an order from the judge.

"The very personal nature of findings that are made at an autopsy examination, as well as the very graphic details pertaining to some of the injuries and wounds which may be described, have the potential to compromise the dignity of the deceased," Professor Gert Saayman, said.

Pistorius admits he shot Steenkamp but says he thought she was an intruder who had broken into his home.

If found guilty of murder, he faces a minimum of 25 years in prison.