Agence France-PresseMarch 17, 2014 11:34
Oscar Pistorius's defence lawyer Barry Roux has set his murder trial alight with bruising questioning of state witnesses, but behind the bluster lie a few basic, long-used techniques of cross-examination.
No matter how irrelevant or esoteric, Roux is quick to pounce on any inconsistences in a witness's own testimony or compared to that of others. Whatever the specific issue, the aim is the same -- to discredit the witness. "Did you hear three gunshots or two-or-three gunshots?"