Oscar Pistorius' Emotional Reactions in Court

Paralympian known as "Blade Runner" sobbed during witness testimony, but will it help his case?
3:00 | 03/07/14

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It was quite a show in court today. Oscar Pistorius on trial for murdering his girlfriend, the model ree Ve a steenkamp. Burying his head in his hands, offering his ears, even hiding his face. Will this display help or hurt his case. Oscar Pistorius appeared to be at his emotional breaking point. The screams that sounded like fighting. It was more like someone being attacked. As neighbor Charles Johnson testified, Pistorius seemed to be wiping tears from his eyes. Pistorius, South Africa's olympic hero is accused of murdering his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. He held his head in his hands, covered his ears and rubbed his eyes. And then there was this. Pistorius gagging and wretching as neighborhood radioologist explained the state in which he found reeva's body. It was evidently difficult for Pistorius to be brought back to that evening. I remember the first thing he said when I got there was that -- he said I shot her. I thought she was a burglar and I shot her. During cross-examination, he said Pistorius looked sincere in his grief. Even up to the point they feared Pistorius may be suicidal. Making promises to god. He was trying to I don't know, maybe get atonement. But it was very, very distraught. Severely so. Definitely wanted her to live. What was clear that evening? It was obvious that Oscar was emotionally very, very upset. Just like he was in court today.

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