The Reenactment Video
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The defense rested this morning in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Judge Masipa has scheduled closing arguments on August 7th and 8th.
The State’s written closing argument is due on July 30th.
The Defendant’s written closing argument is due August 4th.
The video is a reconstruction of the shooting and Pistorius carrying Steenkamp’s body downstairs. His sister Aimee plays the role of Steenkamp’s dead body.
Note that Pistorius does not exhibit emotional distress reliving the event and he has little problem moving on his stumps.
His right shoulder does not appear to bother him, which is surprising since he testified that he slept on the right side of the bed, instead of the left, because his right shoulder was bothering him.
The defense claims that the video was shot for trial preparation and they never intended to introduce it at trial.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has decided not to bring up the video.
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