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State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

Pistorius forensic expert continues testimony

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Oscar Pistorius looks straight ahead as he listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

– The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel was questioning materials analyst and former policeman Roger Dixon Thursday on the expert's findings regarding Pistorius' fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. Dixon has offered a different sequence for the shots that killed Steenkamp, contradicting testimony by a police ballistics expert and the pathologist who did the autopsy on Steenkamp's body.

Nel criticized Dixon for testifying in areas he had no expertise in.

Dixon testified that Steenkamp's wounds show she may have been in a different position than the prosecution says when she was shot multiple times through a toilet door by Pistorius. The athlete is charged with premeditated murder.

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