VIDEO: Oscar trial - the impact of 'black talon' bullets

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This video demonstrates shooting a .357 black talon (hollow point bullet) at some ballistics gel at a close range so the bullet can be retrieved. YouTube
This demonstration shows the difference between the two most common types of bullets. Courtesy First Science.TV/ YouTube

Forensic pathologist Dr Gert Saayman testified on Monday that the "black talon" bullets that killed Reeva Steenkamp were designed to cause maximum damage.

Saayman testified in the North Gauteng High Court, where Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is on trial for Steenkamp's murder.  

The videos above demonstrate the impact of the type of bullet recovered from Steenkamp's body. 

-eNCA

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