Earlier on, Oscar Pistorious’s lawyer Barry Roux, requested for the judge’s permission for the athlete to remove his prosthetic legs in court and walked on his stumps, to show just how vulnerable he is without them. And later, the judge Thokozile Masipa approved for Reeva Steenkamp’s gunshot wounds to be release.
According to Steenkamp’s father’s plea, he wants the “world to see” the damage Oscar Pistorius inflicted upon his daughter.
Now, the photos have been published and we must warn; they are very graphic.
From the photos, the extent of Steenkamp’s injuries are clearly seen. Pistorious shot her four times with Black Talon bullets, an ammunition used mostly by the military.
“To know my daughter’s pain. To know what her last few seconds were like, so that this is stopped – so that others do not have to go through this, ever,” Mr Steenkamp said in court.
See the very graphic photos:
Pistorious was earlier sentenced for Manslaughter; a sentence which was later upgraded to murder. This re-sentencing hearing has been quite heated so far, and this trial will determine if he will serve a 15-year sentence or not.
What do you think his chances are after today’s session?