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Reeva Forgotten In Pistorius Courtroom Drama
The photographs were flashed up for just a few seconds, but the sudden glimpse of Reeva Steenkamp's body was enough to prompt gasps in the courtroom.
Even after all of the evidence about the manner of her death, the actual sight of her bloodied corpse - shown by mistake by the prosecution - was shocking for everyone in the court, but devastating for Reeva's friends and relatives.
Several were in tears as they rushed to leave. It was a careless error, but one which underlined just how traumatic murder trials are for the loved ones of the victim.
For two weeks now, a small group of Ms Steenkamp's friends and family has sat quietly in the courtroom, listening to all of the distressing details emerge.
They have no special status in the court and are awarded no special treatment, beyond the places set aside for them on a bench in the public gallery alongside the relatives of Oscar Pistorius.
From there, they watch the sparring of the prosecution and defence lawyers who refer to Reeva as "the deceased".
The 29-year-old model and law graduate who was shot dead by Pistorius - whether intentionally, or after he had mistaken her for intruder - is both at the centre of this trial but also, somehow, forgotten.
The focus is on the drama of the witnesses being questioned and cross-examined, and the athlete's reactions in court.
We are getting a sense, through the evidence, of Pistorius' life and character, while Reeva Steenkamp - at least in the trial - has become simply the girlfriend he killed.
Those who knew her best must be desperate to talk about who she was and how much she mattered to them.
But what matters to the court is that on February 14, 2013 she died after being hit by three of the four bullets fired by the athlete through a toilet door.
This murder trial is far from unique in being harrowing for the friends and relatives. Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt recalls sitting through trials in the UK where relatives of the victims screamed out in court during evidence.
He points out that the British system does give loved ones a voice in the form of "victim impact statements", but only before sentencing.
Attending the whole trial is still a choice many make, Brunt says, "because they need to hear what happened, and face the accused".
On the first day of this trial, Reeva's grieving mother, June, arrived in court after saying she just wanted to look Oscar Pistorius in the eyes and show him the pain he had caused. She has not returned.