The highly emotional trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is adjourned Thursday, with Judge Thokozile Masipa ruling that the proceedings will pause for more than two weeks and resume on May 5. After more than a month of dramatic testimony, a clearer picture of the defence and prosecution cases is emerging.
Is Oscar Pistorius a killer with an erratic temper or a victim of a terrible accident that left his girlfriend dead? Mr. Pistorius was arrested after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a bathroom door with his 9mm pistol on Valentine’s Day, 2013. He says he thought he was firing at an intruder who had climbed through the bathroom window. Prosecutors maintain he knew he was shooting at Ms. Steenkamp and intended to kill her.
The Prosecution’s case
The Defence’s case
A possible turning point
What comes next
With files from Geoffrey York in Johannesburg