Reeva Steenkamp's mother June battled to listen to the description of blood spatter on the 13th day of the trial into her daughter's death, ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reported from court in Pretoria.
After a break she returned to the courtroom as an image of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained bathroom was being shown.
Oscar Pistorius' defence will open their case on Friday and the Paralympic and Olympic athlete is expected to testify in the morning.
Oscar Pistorius was "probably not wearing his prosthetic legs" when he fatally shot his girlfriend, a forensic analyst told his trial.
Reporters discuss their views on the evidence while trays of coffee are passed along. At times it feels more like a cinema than a courtroom.