Pathologist testifies during Pistorius trial

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Pathologist Gert Saayman said Steenkamp would have been able to "rationally conduct" herself despite other wounds until her boyfriend, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, shot her in the head on Valentine's morning last year.

The pathologist's testimony also shed more light on the sequence of events, which raises some serious questions Pistorius' defense team will need to address. Read more on the testimony.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Members of the media and police officers await the arrival of Oscar Pistorius at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Members of the media and police officers await the arrival of Oscar Pistorius at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Members of the media and police officers await the arrival of Oscar Pistorius at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kevin Sutherland/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kevin Sutherland/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Oscar Pistorius, right, sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, right, sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, right, sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Barry Roux, lawyer for Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius makes a point at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kevin Sutherland/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Barry Roux, lawyer for Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius makes a point at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Barry Roux, lawyer for Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius makes a point at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kevin Sutherland/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Oscar Pistorius, right, is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, right, is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, right, is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius sips water in the dock while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sips water in the dock while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sips water in the dock while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius makes notes as he sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius makes notes as he sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius makes notes as he sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the high court for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock and listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by unidentified men arrives at the high court for his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by unidentified men arrives at the high court for his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by unidentified men arrives at the high court for his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Unidentified family members of Oscar Pistorius listen to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Unidentified family members of Oscar Pistorius listen to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Unidentified family members of Oscar Pistorius listen to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during the second week of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 11, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)
Barry Roux, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, center, with his team arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Barry Roux, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, center, with his team arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Barry Roux, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, center, with his team arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Kenny Oldwage, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Kenny Oldwage, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Kenny Oldwage, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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