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On location: Lies, fatigue, & final moments

On location: Lies, fatigue, & final moments

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“Are you sure that Reeva did not scream after the first shot?”

On location: Graphic images shown in court

On location: Graphic images shown in court

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

“Look at the picture and take responsibility for what you’ve done, Mr. Pistorius!”

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Week 4, Day 14 in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was full of high drama – culminating with a series of Whatsapp messages between the paralympian and slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

On location: Week 3 of the Pistorius trial

On location: Week 3 of the Pistorius trial

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Week 3, Day 11 of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial saw testimony by Sean Rens from the International Firearm Training Academy.  The gun expert detailed that Pistorius made an order for R52,500 (4,887 USD) for seven weapons, including a semi-automatic assault rifle used by the SA Police, and two shotguns including a heavy-duty Smith & Wesson revolver.  While he made a deposit for most of the amount, the order was canceled after Steenkamp’s death.

On location: Uncovering truth in Pistorius trial

On location: Uncovering truth in Pistorius trial

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Day 7 & 8 of the Oscar Pistorius’ trial saw the cross-examination of Professor Gert Saayman, testimony and cross-examination of Pistorius’ friend Darren Fresco, and Police forensic expert, Colonel Johannes Vermeulen. 

On location: Graphic testimony gets to Pistorius

On location: Graphic testimony gets to Pistorius

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

It was a tough start to the second week of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial – with the Paralympian sobbing violently and vomiting in a bucket in court during the presentation of graphic post-mortem evidence.

On Location: Week 2 of Oscar Pistorius Trial

On Location: Week 2 of Oscar Pistorius Trial

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

The first week of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial saw nine witnesses take the stand including neighbors Michelle Burger, Estelle van der Merwe, Charl Johnson, pro-boxer friend Kevin Lerena, restaurant owner Jason Loupis and wife Maria. There was chilling testimony by Dr. Johan Stipp and ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor. And finally the last witness of the week, security guard Peter Baba at the Silver Woods Estate where Pistorius lived.

On location: Pistorius friend's shocking claim

On location: Pistorius friend's shocking claim

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing additional coverage and local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.

Day three of the Oscar Pistorius trial saw four witnesses take the stand: Charl Johnson, professional boxer Kevin Lerena, Tasha’s restaurant owner Jason Loupis and his wife Maria.

JVM: Could pressure influence Pistorius judge?

JVM: Could pressure influence Pistorius judge?

Day two in the Pistorius trial brought more drama to the court.  A woman who lives near the Pistorius home was on the stand for the second day in a row and this time she broke down into tears.

Meanwhile, Reeva’s mother gave an interview to NBC saying “if he made a mistake, an enormous mistake and I’ve lost the most precious thing in my life…”.  Could she really believe the killing of her daughter was an accident?  And could comments like these influence the judge?  Jane Velez-Mitchell debates it with her panel of experts. 

On location: Pistorius trial witness breaks down

On location: Pistorius trial witness breaks down

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing additional coverage and local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.

There was more drama in Day 2 of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.  Defense lawyer Barry Roux continued to cross-examine state witness Michelle Burger.

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