Ex-cop recalls night Reeva was shot

2014-03-13 13:05
Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court. (Sapa)

Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court. (Sapa)

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Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius was emotional and did not immediately reply when asked what happened the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday.

"I asked him what happened and he did not answer," said former policeman Colonel Schoombie van Rensburg, who attended to the scene at Pistorius's home on 14 February 2013.

He testified in Pistorius's murder trial that he saw the athlete in the kitchen of the house in Silver Woods Estate, Pretoria, and he was emotional at that stage.

This caused his counsel Advocate Barry Roux to leap up and say: "My Lady, actually he was very emotional, not emotional."

Van Rensburg described how he had been called to the scene after attending to an armed robbery earlier in the evening.

When he walked, in he saw a body covered in clothes and towels with blood visible.

He was told by a paramedic that she had been dead on their arrival.

Pistorius is accused of the premeditated murder of model and law graduate Steenkamp in his home on 14 February last year.

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

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He said he thought Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot at her in a toilet cubicle four times, killing her.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  barry roux  |  crime  |  pistorius trial

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