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Pistorius vomits during autopsy evidence

Oscar Pistorius could face life in prison if convicted of murder

Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist’s testimony about the nature of his girlfriend’s injuries after he shot her dead.

Earlier the judge banned all live broadcast of the autopsy evidence.

Pathologist Gert Saayman successfully argued that broadcasting the details of the report could compromise the “dignity of the deceased”.

The Paralympic athlete, on trial for murder, denies intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius’ body jerked and he retched as he heard the pathologist’s evidence, reports the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani at the court in Pretoria.

A bucket was placed next to Pistorius, who broke into tears on several occasions, leading the judge to briefly halt proceedings.

The BBC is not able to report the details of the autopsy because of reporting restrictions, but correspondents described it as “graphic”.

Steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door. Pistorius says he mistook the 29-year-old model and aspiring lawyer for an intruder.

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