Light on in Oscar's toilet - witness

2014-03-24 14:40
Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Photo24)

Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court. (Photo24)

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Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius's defence on Monday questioned why a witness's version of events differed from that of her husband's and the athlete's.

Kenny Oldwadge, for the Paralympian, put it to State witness Annette Stipp in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria during Pistorius's murder trial, that a light in his toilet was not working.

"What would you say if I put it to you that that light was not operating at the time?"

"No, I cannot accept that," Stipp replied.

Stipp, whose house is near Pistorius's in the Silver Woods Estate, Pretoria, has testified to hearing gunshots and a woman screaming from the athlete's house around 03:00 on 14 February last year.

He is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius contends he shot her through the locked door of his toilet, thinking she was an intruder.

Stipp testified that from her bedroom balcony she could see light on in Pistorius's toilet.

"Your husband also testified that the light was not on," Oldwadge said.

"On my recollection light was on in that window that night," Stipp replied.

Pistorius has been charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp and contraventions of the Firearms Control Act. He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013.

On 30 September 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

Read more on:    kenny oldwadge  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  pistorius trial  |  crime

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