ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo was sitting just a few feet from Oscar Pistorius during today's emotionally charged court hearing.
He describes the atmosphere in the courtroom and Pistorius' dismay at hearing the charge brought against him:
Pistorius will concentrate on defending himself against allegations that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's morning.
The South African press say the weapon is a key piece of police evidence, but Pistorius' family said the death is a 'tragic accident.'
The family and management of Oscar Pistorius have released a statement disputing the murder charge against him 'in the strongest terms'.