From the “oh dear, that can’t be good” file:
A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he will not testify at the athlete’s murder trial, in another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.
Private forensic pathologist Reggie Perumal – who joined Pistorius’s hand-picked team soon after Reeva Steenkamp was killed on Valentine’s Day morning 2013 – will not take the stand, amid suggestions his post-mortem findings support key parts of the prosecution’s case.
Perumal was hired by Pistorius in time to attend the model’s autopsy.
When asked if he would testify, the Durban-based pathologist told AFP “no, ma’am”.
“I think you’re aware that I can’t say anything right now.”
The manÂ isn’t going perjure himself, but is aware that truthful answers will be helping the prosecution’s case, so he’s preferring to not testify at all. Â Read more »