W: It is not Black Talon because it was never manufactured at 127g.
Nel: How do you know it weighed that?
W: He weighed it with me.
Nel: Where did that bullet come from?
Nel: He did research and he says that it was manufactured at 127g.
W: If he can show it to me, then I will concede on that one.
Nel: Now the exhibit bo
ards and the splintering.
Nel: Do you agree with me to fire one shot at one distance, will not give you an accurate example.
W: I agree. If I had more ammunition I would have done more tests. The best norm is to fire 5 shots at a distance.
Nel: The boards, are they with you?
Nel: Any one, the are all the same boards.
Nel: You tried to measure splintering of very light particles?
W: We want to see the dispersion.
Nel :Why did you not use paper?
W: My lady, a board is just better to use. Paper is not the same as the human skin. I just wanted to determine the dispersion of the little fragments
Nel: You answered your own questions. A paper would have indicated btter than this board.
W: My lady, it might be so but I don't think it would work. That is the way I had doen it.
Nel: If you had used paper, the smaller particles would have indicated better.
W: I can't disagree with that.
Nel: When you did these tests on the board, who was present?
W: Myself, Mr. Van Der Westhuizen and Mr. Roger Dickson and maybe R. Kruger.
Nel: One of your major arguments with regards to the wound on the right arm is the secondary missile.
Nel :The forearm from the wrist to the elbow.
W: Yes, described as very small by Prof Saayman.
Nel: That, the, please have a look at page 27, photo 24. That is a white area that was affected by the missiles.
Nel: That is a white area.
W: Yes, if you look at the photograph.
W: My lady, the arm might have been a little bit further away.
Nel: So we have to put the arm further away from that white missiles.
Nel: So it is then possible that it could have been 55mm?
W: It could have been.
Nel: That would, would that affect your reconstruction that it was B?
W: My lady, I said there is splinters on the arm she must have been in the area of the door.
W: So that when that wounds were affected, was further away. It is very difficult to come to a precise conclusion as to what her position was behind that door.
W: We can't really say what happened behind that door.
Nel: Now, your evidence on E and F and the bullet core. If the deceased was on that magazine rack leaning forward towards the toilet, it could have hit her from E - F .
W: My lady I won't say it is not possible but then it would not have landed in the toilet bowl.
Nel: The toilet is such a small space.
W: If she was seated on the magazine rack, then she was facing her back to E and F, then she was actually in a skew position.
W: Then I would expect the bullet to travel that way to cause that injury but it would not have landed in the toilet.