Vermeulen has drawn a diagram to show how he could tell the bullet hit the door before the bat. There's a crack that run downs the door that crosses over a bullet hole.
Court is back in session after lunch.
It was just announced that court will resume after the lunch break, just over an hour from now.
Roux is concerned that the witness isn't being recorded when he's by the door. Asks the court recorder to confirm. He wants a short adjournment to check.
Vermeulen says that when the shots were fired, the door was in tact. "I would say the door was hit after the shots," he says
Vermeuelen says the bat was twisted to break the door open.
Roux doesn't refer to Vermeulen's testimony as evidence, he keeps saying "your VERSION"
Vermeulen says standing like that is uncomfortable and unnatural - to him, Roux points out.
Roux asks if Vermeulen's natural position is the same as Pitorius' natural position.
Vermeulen explains that getting force would be required to make bat to go into the door
He says he saw it when he took the bat out of the evidence bag.
Vermeulen says he noticed another mark on the bat this morning, but that it confirms his findings.
Roux asks Vermeulen to step back, when he swings the bat this time he hits the lower mark. Vermeulen says says this isn't a natural position.
Vermeulen says a 1 degree difference in angle would not have made a difference to the bat's trajectory.
Vermeulen says the door was leaning slightly against the cabinet but says he took that into consideration when testing the door with the cricket bat.
When Vermeulen tested the door he didn't do it at the house, he did it at the ballistics lab. He says he knew how high the door was because they'd taken measurements. The door was standing up against a cabinet at the ballistics lab.
Vermeulen says he told Nel about his additional findings in an "informal discusssion."
Vermeulen says he doesn't feel like he had to make a new report because he told Advocate Nel of his findings.
Roux wants to see Vermeulen's forensic docket to see why it differs from his report. Vermeulen says he wasn't asked to determine if Pistorius was on his stumps, that's why it wasn't in his report.
Vermeulen says his understanding is that the pieces were not available. Roux asks who told him that, Vermeulen cannot remember.
Vermeulen says having the extra pieces might have confirmed some of his evidence. Roux wants to know why Vermeulen didn't ask to see the pieces. Vermeulen says there discussions about the missing pieces but that he was happy to go without them.
Roux: Surely you don't leave pieces of the exhibit on the scene?
Vermeulen: It was not me (who collected the evidence)
Roux wants to know where the missing pieces of the door are. Vermeulen doesn't know. He says the pieces that are missing might not have been collected.
Roux says he has photos that show additional marks on the door that are different from the original marks made February 14, 2013,
Roux moves on to the preservation of the door. He asks who preserved the door until Vermuelen saw it on March 8, 2013.
Roux says the bat changed positions at the scene. He wants to know how that happened. Vermuelen says he wasn't there and doesn't know.
Vermuelen doesn't know where the bat was kept before he received it.
Roux now asking about the preservation of the scene. He asks about the rubber handle of the bat. Vermuelen says the bat was in its present condition when he received it but says the rubber was removed for fingerprint analysis.
Vermuelen says if Pistorius had enough balance to fire a firearm, he probably had enough balance to hit the door with a cricket bat. He declines to re-do the demonstration.
Vermeulen goes over to the door to demonstrate hitting the door on his knees. Roux asks him to lift his feet off the floor to simulate Pistorius's stumps. Vermeulen has no balance. He says he doesn't know if he'd be able to hit the door that way.
Nel objects saying the witness should be allowed to demonstrate what he's saying. Roux had already moved on to another question. Judge Masipa seems to agree with Roux.