No evidence that argument led to shooting, argues Oscar Pistorius lawyer

2014-03-03 12:57

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The state’s claim that Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp during an argument is “unfair and incorrect”, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

“No evidence can be tendered that I fired the shots because of the argument,” said Kenny Oldwage, for Pistorius. He was reading from Pistorius’ plea explanation.

Apart from Oldwage’s voice, the only other sound heard in court was the clicking of laptop keyboards as journalists were tweeting and filing stories.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him, including the premeditated murder of Steenkamp.

The state will try to prove that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp in his Pretoria home on February 14 last year, allegedly because of an argument.

His lawyers will argue that he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her through a closed toilet door.

» Watch/listen to the trial live on our homepage at www.citypress.co.za. Follow Charl du Plessis and Biénne Huisman’s coverage here. And on Twitter: @City_Press

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