Oscar intimidated Reeva's friend - report

2014-05-06 14:56
Friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Myers, seen in court. (Alon Skuy, AP)

Friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Myers, seen in court. (Alon Skuy, AP)

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Oscar's trial - day 27 summary

2014-05-06 14:14

Here's everything you need to know about the 27th day of Oscar Pistorius's trial where his immediate neighbours testified.WATCH

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius allegedly leaned forward and spoke to Reeva Steenkamp's friend during an adjournment in court on Tuesday, according to a report.

Beeld reported that Pistorius whispered "how do you sleep at night?" to Kim Myers, who is the sister of Gina Myers - Steenkamp's best friend.

Pistorius is on trial in the North Gauteng High Court for Steenkamp's murder. The incident happened during a long adjournment on Tuesday morning while the next defence witness was being fetched. Pistorius apparently stood up and walked out, lingering for a moment as he passed Kim Myers.

Myers told Beeld that she was "shocked" as well as "upset and angry" by the incident.

City Press reported that police officers saw it happen and spoke to her. A source close to the investigation told City Press he hoped Myers had been advised to lay a charge of intimidation against Pistorius.

However, Pistorius's attorney said the report was "grossly untrue", according to a tweet from journalist Aislinn Laing.

Laing also tweeted that Pistorius denied having spoken to members of the Myers family, saying he saw them in the court's corridors but they didn't look him in the eye, and he hadn't spoken to them for a year-and-a-half.

The Myers family lawyer later said Pistorius made the comment in a "very sinister tone", and that the family had been in contact with the National Prosecuting Authority, according to Laing.

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