Oscar Pistorius trial: Tension-filled court proceedings take emotional toll on tribunal

Close friends of Oscar Pistorius' murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, described as her "Johannesburg family," sat shoulder-to-shoulder with the Pistorius family, the courtroom so full there was no room to allow space between the two sides.

updated: April 07, 2014 18:49 IST
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Pretoria, South Africa: As Oscar Pistorius struggled to control his shaking voice in the witness stand Monday, weeks of tension took its toll in the tribunal. (Read: Crying Oscar Pistorius apologises to murdered girlfriend's family)

Sitting in the first row of the public gallery, his sister Aimee, wearing a black dress and her brown hair in loose waves, wiped away tears streaming down her face with a white tissue, as her older brother said sorry for the pain he has caused. (Read: Oscar Pistorius trial resumes, defence opens case)

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