Oscar denies arguing with Reeva

2014-03-03 12:13
Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Herman Verwey, Foto24)

Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Herman Verwey, Foto24)

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Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius denied arguing with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before she was shot dead on 14 February last year, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Monday.

"I deny this," he said, according to a statement read out by Pistorius's attorney Kenny Oldwage.

He also argues that the crime scene was contaminated by police.

Pistorius said he woke up when he heard a noise from the bathroom on 14 February.

"Reeva must have gone to a toilet, [and] closed the sliding doors..."

"I approached the bathroom to defend Reeva and I."

He thought it was an intruder.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, and contraventions under the Firearms Control Act including the possession of ammunition without a licence.

The 27-year-old is accused of murdering Steenkamp at his Pretoria home last year.

- SAPA
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