The state begin its cross examination of sound expert, Ivan Lin, when the Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday morning.
On Monday, prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, requested for an early adjournment so he could analyse Lin’s technical report of sound noise level tests.
The acoustic consultant’s findings raised doubt about whether or not a woman’s screams can be distinguishable from a man’s screams.
According to several state witnesses who were Pistorius’s neighbours at the time, there were two sets of screams the morning the Paralympian shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Michelle Burger, who lives more than 170m away, testified that while she was in her bedroom she heard blood curdling screams belonging to a woman.
Lin’s findings found that a listener would only be able hear sounds coming from the accused’s home only if they were outside on the balcony.
The report also states that from 80m, a listener would have been able to hear the sound but not be able to determine the source.
Dr Johann Stipp lives 80m from Pistorius’s home at the Silverwoods Estate.