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Expert testimony to lead Pistorius trial

The trial will resume on 5 May after a two week adjournment.

Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria after day 21 of his murder trial on 11 April 2014. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

PRETORIA - Expert testimony related to forensics, Oscar Pistorius's voice and his vulnerability as a disabled person is expected to be led in the athlete's murder trial from next week.

The trial adjourned two weeks ago to allow the legal teams an opportunity to attend to other cases which they have put on hold.

Defence advocate Barry Roux has told several state witnesses that he will call an expert witness to testify that the athlete's screams sound like a woman when he is anxious.

Pistorius also described during his testimony being made to scream while he was emotional.

This is to prove that the screams neighbours heard on the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp were in fact his and not his girlfriend's.

A psychologist is also expected to be called to deal with Pistorius's issues of vulnerability.

He told the court he had been the victim of crime on numerous occasions, but has never reported an incident to the police.

The double amputee is accused of killing his model girlfriend last Valentine's Day and is also facing three other gun-related charges.

Pistorius also faces a charge of illegal possession of ammunition.

The 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to all charges on the first day of his murder trial on 3 March.

The defence is expected to call its fourth witness when proceedings resume.

Get all the latest on the EWN Oscar Pistorius trial portal.

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