Oscar's version not true - Nel

2014-04-10 15:38
Advocate Gerrie Nel (Themba Hadebe, AFP)

Advocate Gerrie Nel (Themba Hadebe, AFP)

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Oscar's trial - day 20 summary

2014-04-10 16:06

Gerrie Nel pointed out seeming inconsistencies in Oscar Pistorius's testimony during his cross examination. Here's everything you need to know about day 20 of the trial.WATCH

Pretoria - The version of events by murder accused Oscar Pistorius the night his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead is improbable, the State said on Thursday.

"Your version is so improbable that nobody would think it is reasonably or possibly true," prosecutor Gerrie Nel said during Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Nel said Pistorius would not be able to convince people that his version was true.

Pistorius has been charged with deliberately killing Steenkamp.

She was shot through the locked toilet door of his Pretoria home on 14 February last year.

He says he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty and denied in his plea statement that he had argued with her shortly before the shooting.

On Thursday, Nel said: "Let's just sum this up. A policeman moved two fans, put the duvet on the floor and opened the curtains wider than it should be?"

Pistorius responded: "That is correct, My Lady."

Nel showed Pistorius photographs the police took after Steenkamp was shot and asked him to identify items he thought were moved.

Pistorius said the duvet was not on the floor, the curtains were not opened as wide as shown in the picture and he said the fans were moved.

Nel asked why a policeman would move the items and asked if there was a conspiracy against him.

Pistorius replied: "I'm not sure, My Lady."

Nel said if the fans were where Pistorius said they were supposed to be it would not be possible for them to be plugged in.

The athlete disagreed.

The court was adjourned to Friday.

Watch a summary of day 20’s proceedings here

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