Oscar Pistorius has again buried his head in his hands and is sobbing silently as the legal arguments regarding whether the hearing should be filmed go back and forth.
His brother is seated behind him with his arms folded.
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'.