Reeva was going to tell Oscar she’d fallen in love with him

2014-03-24 17:18

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Reeva Steenkamp tried to tell Oscar Pistorius she had fallen in love with him shortly before her death, but this was ruined by a “scene” Pistorius made after he accused her of flirting with a friend’s husband.

Captain Francois Moller, a police cellphone expert, today testified about a WhatsApp message Steenkamp sent to Pistorius on January 27 2013, after the couple seemingly had a fight.

“I’m the girl who let go with u, even when I was scared out of my mind to.

“I’m the girl who fell in love with u and wanted to tell u this weekend but I’m also the girl that gets sidestepped when you are in a shit mood,” said Steenkamp.

According to the message, the couple had been at an engagement party when Pistorius “made a scene at the table and made us leave early”.

Steenkamp says: “I’m sorry if you truly felt I was hitting on my friend Sam’s husband and I’m sorry that u think that little of me ... I just want to love and be loved. Be happy and make someone SO happy.”

In the message Steenkamp also tells Pistorius “I’m scared of you sometime [sic] and how u snap at me and how you will react to me.”

Steenkamp writes that the relationship is a “double standard relationship where u can be mad about how I deal with stuff when u are very quick to act cold and offish when you’re unhappy”.

“Every 5 seconds, I hear how u dated another chick you really have dated a lot of people yet you get upset if I mention ONE funny story with a long term boyfriend [sic].”

Moller also read out Pistorius’ response in court, in which he says “sorry for the things I say without thinking and for taking offence to some of your actions”.

“I was upset that you just left me after we got food to go talk to a guy and I was standing right behind you watching you touch his arm and ignore me.”

Moller testified that 90% of the communication that he downloaded off the phones of Pistorius and Steenkamp were “normal conversations and loving conversations”.

Moller’s testimony will continue tomorrow.

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