Oscar breaks down in court

2014-04-08 15:57
(Picture: Sapa)

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Oscar's trial - day 18 summary

2014-04-08 15:47

On day 18 of Oscar Pistorius's trial, Pistorius denied shooting a gun through a car's sunroof and broke down when describing shooting Reeva. Here's everything you need to know.WATCH

Pretoria - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius howled and sobbed as he told the court of the moment he found that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was not breathing after he had shot her.

He had just taken the court through his story of what he thought was a burglar in his home in Pretoria.

"... She wasn't breathing," said Pistorius, after describing how he broke the door down.

His sister Aimee let out a sob, and Pistorius started sobbing and howling, doubled over as he cried loudly.

A policeman promptly asked everyone to stand up and his brother Carl and his lawyer Brian Webber rushed over to him.

The judge ordered an adjournment, and Carl held Pistorius in a tight embrace as he was led out of the court while everyone whispered.

June Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp's mother, stared, and looked occasionally at the friends sitting next to her.

Pistorius has denied murdering Steenkamp.

- SAPA
Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  pistorius trial  |  crime
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