Reeva didn't eat again that night - Oscar

2014-04-10 14:47
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Oscar Pistorius in court - day 20

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Pretoria - Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius does not think that his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ate again after supper on the last night of her life, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Thursday.

"Is it possible that she got up later and went to eat something without you knowing?" prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Pistorius during cross-examination.

"I don't think so," he replied.

He is accused of killing Steenkamp in his Silver Woods Estate townhouse on 14 February last year. He fired through the door of his toilet, apparently believing an intruder was about to come out and attack him.

Pathologist's testimony

Testifying for the State at the beginning of the trial, pathologist Gert Saayman testified that Steenkamp could have eaten her last meal about two hours before she was shot dead around 03:00.

Pistorius told the court the couple ate a dinner of stir-fried chicken strips and vegetables around 19:00 on 13 February.

"Neither you nor she had anything else to eat that night?" asked Nel.

"That's correct, My Lady," Pistorius replied, addressing Judge Thokozile Masipa.

"That's roughly seven hours before she was killed," Nel said.

Pistorius corrected him and said it was eight hours.

"That's fine," replied Nel.

Pistorius is also charged with illegal possession of ammunition and two counts of discharging a firearm in public.

He has pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

- SAPA
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