Dixon: E, is on the short piece of wall at right angles to the door, F is about the same distance, pararell to the door.
Dixon: So, there the buttocks. The wounds are approximately 30cm from here. From the right hand side as he is looking forward, the problem then is that the bullet would have to change,
Dixon: Direction. So, the blunt object that the back hit against was stopped by the spinal process. For a bullet to travel like that, I said yesterday I can't conceive of that.
Dixon: My lady if you have a look at that bottom one, the skin here is abraided skin which has been scrapped upwards.
Dixon: If it was an irregular object, I would expect to see jiggered edges.
Roux: It is also cause that there was no hole sin the short or blouse at the back.
Dixon: In my opinion there was no covering on the back. The clothing would have shown stretching, or mainly discolouration of the material. It all depends on the weave of the fabric.
Dixon: In my opinion if the deceased was wearing a top, it would have lifted.
Roux: We know there are photographs of the deceased wearing a shirt but lifted.
Roux: I think there is a further version of Mr. Mongena of the mass of the projectile?
Dixon: Bullet was retained in the abdomen, bullet wound that went into the arm would have fragmented into the bone.
Dixon: There were no pieces of significance that would go backwards. Then there was the projectile that hit the head, 4.1 and 4.2.
Dixon: The largest remaining piece was recovered inside the skull, my lady.
Dixon: The mass of a Black Talon is approx. 127grains, it can vary slightly in manufacture.
Dixon: So, we are looking there, if a piece came out of the exit wound 4.2, it would have to be about 42 grains. The fragment recovered from the toilet bowl weighed 69 grains.
Dixon: If you weighed the fragment from the toilet bowl. After going through the skull, I would expect it to hit the wall. It would have been small.
Dixon: There is nothing on the wall, I think at point G there is a smallish smudge, if it was lead would have left a smudge. There are no other little pieces in the area.
Dixon: It has to be a largish piece that caused the marks on the back.
Dixon: It has to be of a size, quite wide. There were no such pieces found on the floor.
Dixon: Fourth projectile is the one that hit the wall at F, in my opinion the impact caused the jacket to be broken off. And a large part of the lead in the core to bounce back and fall into the toilet.
Dixon: I will just point to F in the toilet bow, my lady, directly in line with me. IF something hit the wall and bounced back it could fall directly into the toilet.
Roux: Could it have hit the wall at F and then travelled backwards towards the deceased's back?
Dixon: My lady in my world it is impossible.
Roux: You dealt with secondary splinters in this case.
Dixon: I would agree with that, looking at the pattern of the wood splinters. Bullet hole A was approx. 93cm from the floor. That is consistent.
Roux: What would the body placement be in relation to the door?
Dixon: The testimony already given in court was that the angle was directly at the door. According to the post mortem given to the court, it wasn't stated.
Dixon: The shape of the wound was elongated, if it came at an angle the wound would look different.
Dixon: Looking at the wounds at the arm, and the wood splinters. I would expect the deceased was standing close to the arm. The bullet would have gone underneath the arm.
Dixon: Like this, hitting the hip. The person is at a slight angle to the door, not facing it straight on.
Dixon: My lady there is mention made of secondary entrance made in the arm. There were wood splinters around there and there were also wood splinters on the chest on the top.
Dixon: I showed yesterday there were two sizes. Once again the persons' arm had to have been quite close to the door for the wood splinter to have left those marks on the top.
Dixon: When the jacket exited and damaged the skin, that means that the arm was in this position. That implies that if I am standing in front of the door, the bullet would have to come through here,
Dixon: I would have to be turned at that angle.
Roux: And then if you look at the other patterns.
Dixon: I didn't see in my examinations or the other testimonies that there were any other wood particles or splinters were find associated with the injury on the head.
Dixon: That says to me, there was a bullet there, but that the person was further away from the door. And if they did infact impact, they did not cause any damage.
Dixon: I would say that the body was closet to the door with the hip wound, as in A. And then falling backwards would explain why there is no splinters in the hands or in the head.
Dixon: Behind the door A, would have been the hip movement and the person would not have been able to move, but it would be unstable. In my opinion the force would have pushed backwards.
Dixon: So as one id then falling or collapsing, the position of the wound and the hand. The deceased would not have had any movement in the right hand.
Dixon: This arm would not have function due to the wound that would have fractured the bone.
Dixon: However if a travelling object hits, it just becomes unstable. THen in order for the head wound to be at a height as I showed in the first diagram.
Dixon: When the, if you are sitting on the magazine rack the head is to high, if you are sitting leaning forward it is not right.
Dixon: I think the deceased was falling down, and E hit the head at this height, as the person is hitting the magazine rack.
Dixon: The contusion on the buttocks and the contusions on the back are aligned. In my opinion instead of falling on top of the magazine rack.