Oscar Pistorius confers with members of his legal team during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius confers with members of his legal team during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo:  Werner Beukes/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Werner Beukes/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius takes notes during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius takes notes during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel makes a point during the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel makes a point during the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Defence lawyer Barry Roux makes a point during the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Defence lawyer Barry Roux makes a point during the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
A policeman demonstrates the effect of hitting of a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
A policeman demonstrates the effect of hitting of a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
A policeman demonstrates the effect of hitting a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
A policeman demonstrates the effect of hitting a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe/Reuters
Colonel JG Vermeulen demonstrates the effect of hitting a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe
Colonel JG Vermeulen demonstrates the effect of hitting a bathroom door with a cricket bat during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Alexander Joe
Oscar Pistorius,  center, with police leaves the high court in Pretoria. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP
Oscar Pistorius, center, with police leaves the high court in Pretoria. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP
Members of the public stand around Oscar Pistorius, as he leaves the high court in Pretoria. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP
Members of the public stand around Oscar Pistorius, as he leaves the high court in Pretoria. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP

Scenes from the Pretoria High Court on day eight of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.