Defences forensic expert faulted during trial

Written by Associated Press | Pretoria | Updated: Apr 18 2014, 20:24pm hrs
The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defenses forensic experts Thursday.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie questioned materials analyst and former policeman Roger Dixon on his findings regarding the fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

Dixon has offered a different sequence for the shots that killed Steenkamp, contradicting testimony by a police ballistics expert and the pathologist who did the autopsy on Steenkamps body.

Nel, who also cross-examined Dixon on Wednesday, has criticized him for testifying about pathology, ballistics and other areas in which he acknowledged that he had no expertise.