There seems to be some sort of issue. The court reporter or assessor is having some difficulty. Part of the questioning wasn't being recorded, seems to have been fixed now.
Roux says their case is that it would be impossible to ascertain if screams coming from a confined space (the toilet) with a closed window and door were emotional.
Roux says he has to "work through" Dr. Stipp to tell the state's side. He's not really asking him that many questions other than "do you follow." Still technically a question.
Roux is "trying to understand" the state's case. He's running through what the state is arguing based on assumptions.
And back to the timeline. Roux is jumping between the timeline and what Stipp saw.
Roux asks if Stipp heard the state's test that they conducted on February 21. He didn't hear screaming, just arguing.
Roux asks if Stipp could tell if the window was open or close, Stipp doesn't know.
Stipp is being shown a picture of the bathroom. The view from his house is different to the one shown in the photograph.
Stipp says he saw someone moving from right to left. Roux repeatedly says that he's not trying to discredit the window, he just wants to double check what Stipp has said.
Roux is now asking about the light Stipp saw in the bathroom and the person he saw moving behind the frosted window.
Roux slips in a time reference saying "10 minutes later." Stipp picks up on this and says he couldn't be sure if it was that long between the shots and screams. Pistorius has said he put his stumps on after he shot through the door so he could go get a cricket bat. Roux is trying to establish there was enough time for him to do so.
Roux is trying to match Stipp's testimony to Michelle Burger's testimony. He asks Stipp if he heard "bloodcurdling" screams after the second round of shots - the cricket bat.
Roux being very detailed about the order in which Stipp heard things.
Here's why the timeline matters:
Roux asks what Dr. Stipp saw when he got inside the house. He describes seeing Reeva Steenkamp's body, but not in graphic detail. Stipp says Pistorius asked him to help Steenkamp.
Stipp says there was no answer to his first three calls, he then called security again and they answered. Roux says his cell phone records don't confirm this. Roux says his first call lasted for 16 seconds, contradicting what the doctor says.
Roux is detailing the calls Stipp made to security. Says he won't give out Dr. Stipp's phone number. Says he won't make that mistake again.
In his first statement, Stipp said he heard 2 to 3 screams. In his second statement he said he heard 3 to 4. Stipp says the discrepancy is because he gave the first statement at work when he was pressed for time.
Roux doesn't have enough photo copies for everyone who needs one. A clerk is going to make copies while Roux continues with other questions.
Roux is asking about Stipp's first and second statements. Nel objects saying the witness should have those made available for reference. The judge agrees saying "that's how it's done, Mr. Roux."
Stipp says it was moments - seconds - between the shots and screams. Roux is not convinced.
Now it's Barry Roux's turn to deal with some concerns. He's back questioning about the time delay between when Dr. Stipp heard the shots and the screams.
Court is back in session. Judge Masipa presiding.
We're about 20 minutes away from court starting for day 5.
Roux is done for the day. Judge Masipa says court will resume tomorrow at 9:30 a.m local time.
Roux asks if Stipp remembers what he told Mr. Stander about the shots. Stipp doesn't recall specifics but does remember talking to Mr. Stander about the incident.
Stipp says he saw the outline of a person moving from right to left and that the person's color was "light."
Roux wants to check to see if Stipp testified that he saw a "person" in the bathroom or a "man." Roux noted that it was a man.
The court cameras have zoomed in a bit, we can no longer see Pistorius' face. The camera angles switch between the gallery full of media, the judge and advocate Roux.
Stipp is now clarifying that he saw the bathroom light on, but the toilet light was not on.