Oscar Pistorius Trial Delayed Over Court Assessor's Illness

ABC News' Matt Gutman on the atmosphere outside of the courtroom in Pretoria.
3:00 | 03/28/14

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Transcript for Oscar Pistorius Trial Delayed Over Court Assessor's Illness
-- good morning every day unscripted stories makes this walk into the courtroom here he turns right the courtroom is just inside that door. Today was the day we expected to walk through here and onto the witness stand typically it's common here in South Africa for a defendant. To be the first person to take the stand in his defense but that didn't happen. Big surprise announcement. From the Johnson -- -- person since the first results are compiled these masses of information presented by the prosecution. And the defense. She was killed apparently out for ten days. We're not hear his story for at least ten more days until her court adjourns on April 7. Big disappointment the courtroom was packed today so many journalists and would ask my government to turn around your role packed into that area over there. Right across the street here. So many of us here waiting with bated breath arriving well over an hour before court started just to hear historians take the stand. To view -- more patient now the key to this trial were told by legal analysts he has his stories his testimony. What was his state of mind that night did -- feel vulnerable and if he did. That entitle him to shoot through a closed door at supposedly unknown assailants whether it be Steve camp. -- -- --

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