Oscar trial: Quotes for the day

2014-03-06 21:02
Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Photo24)

Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Photo24)

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Pretoria - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial entered its fourth day in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Below is a compilation of quotes of the day.

State witness Johan Stephanus Stipp:

"I thought whoever shot the first time was starting to shoot again. I told my wife to get away from the window."

"The woman screamed like three or four times."

"I heard a man distinctly shout, 'help, help, help'."

"Not at all... no." - Stipp saying he had no idea the house where the shooting happened belonged to Pistorius.

"I said, I'm a doctor, can I maybe of assistance? Can I help?" - Stipp, arriving at Pistorius's house.

"There was a man on his knees... I remember the first thing he said, was, 'I shot her. I thought she was a burglar and I shot her'."

"She had no pulse... there wasn't any signs of life that I could see. To me, it was obvious that she was mortally wounded."

"Oscar stayed by her side most of the time."

"Oscar was crying, saying please let her live... He was saying he would dedicate his life to God if she will only live."

"I asked Mr Stander if he knew where the gun is... I thought maybe he [Oscar] was going to hurt himself."

"Mr Stander's [security officer] wife said she hoped this does not get out to the papers."

"I was in the army for two years." - Stipp, after being asked about his experience with guns.

"She sounded to be emotional, anguished, scared almost scared out of her mind, I would say."

"Must I believe he was screaming in two voices or two tones?" - Stipp, after Roux said that Pistorius's voice sounds like a woman when he screams.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel:

"My Lady, my timing is immaculate every day. It is now 12:50 and I am almost done with the witness. May we take a lunch break?"

"We've now asked that question over and over again... his answer will not change." - Nel, objecting to the cross-examination by defence lawyer Barry Roux of State witness Charl Johnson.

"That question was not finished." - Judge Thokozile Masipa's reply to Nel.

"Then it's fine... I'll just wait for him to finish the question [and then object]."

State witness Charl Johnson:

"I was convinced that they were being attacked. The screams did not sound like fighting, more like panic and distress."

- SAPA

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