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  • 7 July 2014, 8:14

Oscar Pistorius At Court As Trial Resumes

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at court on a day that could be dominated by arguments over video footage broadcast in Australia.

The footage, commissioned by defence lawyers, shows the athlete re-enacting the night he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

The day started with Judge Thokozile Masipa lifting the ban on publishing the psychologist's reports on the defendent's mental health - notes that have already been widely reported. 

The questioning of Professor Wayne Derman, the doctor for the South African Paralympic team, then resumed as the defence case draws to a conclusion.

Professor Derman testified last week that Pistorius was vulnerable, stressed and would have been unable to flee because of disability.

But prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the court on Monday that Professor Derman was close to Pistorious, travelled the world with him and therefore can't be objective. 

Pistorius, who is on trial for premeditated murder, denies deliberately killing his girlfriend, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.

He faces between 25 years and life in prison if found guilty.

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