Graphic evidence from the forensic pathologist who carried out Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy has cast new doubt in the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
In his testimony, Professor Gert Saayman stated that partially-digested food was found in the 29-year-old's stomach, eaten approximately two hours before she was shot at around 3:15am on 14 February 2013.
This contradicts the Olympian's claims that the couple went to bed at 10pm.
As the forensic pathologist gave a harrowing description of the injuries identified in the supermodel's post-mortem examination, blade runner Pistorius retched and vomited into a bucket positioned at his feet.
The supermodel, who was wearing grey Nike shorts and a black vest at the time she was shot by the accused, incurred injuries to her head, upper arm and hip.
The head of Pathology from Pretoria University stated the trauma sustained from any of these injuries was serious enough to have been fatal.
The professor went on to state that fragments of projectiles were found in the Reeva's body from 'black talon' bullets that were used in the gun that killed her.
He specified this type of ammunition is designed to cause maximum tissue damage, with sharp jagged edges and high penetration power.
Saayman stated the bullet which shattered Reeva's right hip-bone was likely to have caused her to collapse or become unstable making it highly unlikely that she would have been able to get to her feet.
Prior to the explicit autopsy evidence, Judge Masipa granted a court order that restricted any live reporting of the pathologist's testimony, including tweeting and other social media.
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