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Oscar Pistorius Vomits in Court

Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial in Pretoria
Oscar Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria Mar. 3, 2014 Reuters

Olympian athlete and murder suspect retches during graphic testimony about Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy

Olympian amputee and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius may have vomited in court Monday during testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, whom he fatally shot early on Valentines Day 2013.

Despite a judge’s ban on broadcasting or tweeting from the courtroom, many journalists tweeted that Pistorius retched and was physically sick after the graphic description of Steenkamp’s postmortem examination.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp through a bathroom door, and she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Pistorius says he fired because he thought there was an intruder in the house, and that he was trying to protect Steenkamp. Prosecutors say Pistorius shot Steenkamp during a heated argument, and neighbors have testified that they heard the couple fighting that night. The trial continues.

[NBC]

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