Nel: My lady, before I begin cross-examination, may I invite the court to view the toilet close up?
Judge and her assessors have a closer view at the re-constructed toilet area with the lasers.
Nel: May I place on record that we have had an inspection of the toilet area and the probes through the bullet holes and there was a laser that ran through the bullet hole.
Roux: In all fairness can the state say the laser aligns with B and E?
Nel: As the court pleases. Were you in court when Mr. Botha testified?
Nel: Were you in court when Mr. Dickson testified?
W: A portion of his testimony.
Nel: I see your report is dated the 23 April 2014?
W: That is correct, it is an on-going report.
W: My lady, first thing when I arrived on the crime scene, it was absolutely, not in the same condition any more. I gave a verbal report to the legal team in most cases.
W: As it goes on and I get more information, then I amend my report.
Nel: Did you furnish any other reports that you signed off on, that you handed to the team?
W: Not really, most of my reports were verbal. This report I wrote. I would inform the legal team as things changed.
Nel: The question was easy?
W: This was most of my report that I would send to them. I said this report, I started it in the beginning, from there on I just added onto the report.
W: The first part of this report was part of my, and I amended it as I went on.
Judge: So it was not a full report but a part report.
W: As I compiled it, I sent it to the attorney as I went on. The last time that I went to court, I just done it. Some of the words, that is the date that I put on the report.
Nel: Am I right in saying that you furnished the team with written reports?
W: My lady, I have notes. These all formed parts of my reports.
Nel: So you have furnished reports to the defense before this one?
W: I won't say reports but notes.
Nel: have you furnished the defense with a report like this one?
W: Not to my knowledge, my lady. There was notes that I furnished them with and some of this contents of this was furnished to them. Not like it is now.
Nel: The question is, did you furnish the defense a report before the trial started?
W: There was a report furnished to the defense before the case started.
Nel: Where is a copy of that report?
W: I do not have it here with me.
W: There were changes, like grammar.
W: I did not think it was necessary to bring it to court as this was my final report.
W: The work that we do is a science, things come in and things change. As it went on things have changed.
W: Some of the stuff have changed due to the stuff that we have done.
Nel: I think it is important for us to see how things have changed.
W: My lady, to give you an example, the first time I went there, there was no door. Even the bookrack was not in the same place, there was even books taken out and put onto blood.
W: The crime scene had been changed. My first conclusion was that we could not come to any conclusion.
W: My first instruction as I said in the beginning was whether the accused was on his stumps, and the other stuff came later.
Nel: As an independent ballistics expert, do you have a filing system?
W: On my computer, most of the time.
Nel: Why would you say that?
Nel: Do you have a filing system in your office, where you file reports?