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Electrical cord evidence 'appears to have gone missing'

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Oscar Pistorius' murder trial:

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Argument about whereabouts of electrical cord seen in pictures from Pistorius home. Defence wanted to see it. Appears to have gone missing

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Judge looks unimpressed as Nel tries to explain how electric cord might have gone missing from the crime scene

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This might raise further questions about the quality of the police investigation #PistoriusTrial

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Reeva's mother listens to witness at Pistorius trial

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp was in court today as the Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumed.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp pictured in court today.
Reeva Steenkamp's mother June Steenkamp pictured in court today. Credit: RTV

Pistorius, who denies murder, claims he shot the 29-year-old model by mistake through a toilet door at his house, thinking she was an intruder.

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Court hears Pistorius would have difficulty firing a gun

Oscar Pistorius' doctor has told the court the defendant would have difficulty firing a gun as the recoil would have an impact on his balance.

Oscar Pistorius listens to his doctor give evidence at his murder trial.
Oscar Pistorius listens to his doctor give evidence at his murder trial. Credit: REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool

Dr Versfeld said, "If he is stretching out and he's having difficulty balancing, then the recoil would have an effect on him".

Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistakenly believed she was an intruder when he shot her through the bathroom door.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Doctor: Pistorius' ability to ward off danger 'is impaired'

Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has heard the athlete's "ability to ward off danger is impaired" when he is not wearing his prosthesis.

Dr Versfeld told the high court in Pretoria, "While I would expect that he could carry a cricket bat ... I don't believe that he would be able to strike anything with that cricket bat with any type of force ... because he would overbalance and fall down."

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:

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Versfeld is supporting the defence account of a vulnerable man. He is standing at he witness stands - occasionally glancing at his notes

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Pistorius demonstrates his mobility to the court

Oscar Pistorius has shown the court what mobility he has when he is not wearing his prosthesis.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the Pretoria court:

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Judge and her assessors walk across the courtroom floor for closer inspection of demonstration, which will not be televised

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Pistorius sitting on a chair next to his bathroom door - close to witness stand. Witness, judge and assessors huddled around defendant

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Versfeld is kneeling in front of Pistorius explaining to the judge how his heel pads can slip. Judge and assessors now return to seats

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Court hears most detailed account of Pistorius' mobility

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports as Oscar Pistorius' doctor gives evidence at his murder trial:

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Pistorius weighed 79kg wearing his prosthesis. Court is hearing most detailed account of defendant's mobility of this trial.

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Appears that Pistorius will be asked to demonstrate his mobility and balance after a short adjournment

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Court hears Pistorius balances better in the light

Oscar Pistorius' doctor has been giving evidence at the athlete's murder trial.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the Pretoria court:

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Dr Versfeld is the surgeon who amputated Pistorius' legs when he was a baby

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"I balance better in the light". Versfeld reading words of Pistorius to the court

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He is sharing what Pistorius told him about his mobility. "If I am pushed from the front or the back I don't have much resistance"

Pistorius denies murder and claims he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder hiding in his toilet when he shot her at his Pretoria home.

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Pistorius listens to first defence witness of the day

Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court.
Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court. Credit: RTV

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed following a 30-day psychiatric assessment of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete.

Pistorius is currently listening to the first defence witness of the day - his doctor.

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Pistorius 'able to distinguish between right and wrong'

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo, who is in Pretoria for the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, reports:

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Nel for prosecution reads from report which found that Pistorius was able to distinguish between right and wrong

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Prosecutor Nel, referring to defence lawyers, says "we both accept the findings of the panel". Roux says he needs time to go through report

Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but denies murder, saying he believed she was a intruder at the time of the incident.

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Judge given Pistorius' psychiatric assessment results

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Pretoria in South Africa:

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In Pretoria where trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to resume in moment. Judge will be given report from his 30 day psychiatric assessment

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