I am sitting next to Oscar Pistorius' coach of nine years, who said he is very anxious and is wearing a watch that the athlete gave him as a gift.
Pistorius is motionless - his eyes to the ground.
The magistrate suggests that photographers in court have treated Pistorius like "some kind of species the world has never seen before."
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