1st witness's husband testifies

2014-03-04 15:16
Oscar Pistorius in court. (Sapa)

Oscar Pistorius in court. (Sapa)

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Pretoria - Charl Johnson, husband of the first witness to testify in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, took the stand in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

He and his wife Michelle live in the Silver Stream Estate in Pretoria - next to Silver Woods where Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

The soft-spoken IT project manager wore a suit and tie and took a good swig of bottled water before prosecutor Gerrie Nel launched into questioning.

His wife has already testified that she heard anxious cries, four shots and a scream in the early hours of 14 February last year, when Steenkamp was shot dead.

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty, saying he thought there was an intruder in the home when he accidentally shot Steenkamp through the door of a toilet cubicle.

Johnson's testimony was not televised, and the court ordered that no photographs of him may be published.

Read more on:    gerrie nel  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  pistorius trial

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