Media enters Pistorius court

2014-03-04 09:20
Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court, as Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, looks on. (Photo24)

Oscar Pistorius is seen in the North Gauteng High Court, as Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, looks on. (Photo24)

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Pretoria - Journalists entered the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria around 08:30 on Tuesday ahead of the second day of paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Investigating officers Captains Mike van Aardt and Francois Moller slipped into courtroom GD.
Journalists were waiting to be allowed into the courtroom.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February last year. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, and contraventions under the Firearms Control Act, including possession of ammunition without a licence. He claims he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar.

The first witness, Michelle Burger, took the stand on Monday and testified that she heard a woman's "blood-curdling" screams coming from his house on the night of the shooting.

Cross-examination of Burger was due to continue on Tuesday at 09:30.

The proceedings in the wood-panelled courtroom were broadcast live on television and radio, with the initial indictment listing 107 witnesses to testify for the State.

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