Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Thursday 17 April 2014

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Geologist, Roger Dixon, will continue testifying in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial when it resumes in the high court in Pretoria on Thursday, after being badgered during cross-examination by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Wednesday.

Dixon conceded that his opinions were that of a layman. Nel has raised doubt about Dixon’s credentials and integrity. Dixon was called by the defence as their forensic expert.

Dixon admitted under pressure from Nel that he was not a trained pathologist, even though his evidence in chief contained aspects to this regard.

Nel then asked him if he now considers himself a layman and questioned why he would lead evidence when he is not an expert in the said field. The prosecutor said it was irresponsible for the former policeman to have done so.

Dixon however remained adamant that his 18 years of experience in the police force qualified him to be able to give his opinion on such matters.

Nel asked that court be adjourned a half an hour earlier so that he could read Dixon’s reports before continuing with his cross-examination on Thursday.

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