Oscar Pistorius' defence lawyer has referred to his client's "traumatised state of mind".
Pistorius' brother, seated behind him and four seats away from me, is offering a hand to comfort 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'.