Oscar might face extra charge - report

2014-05-07 15:42
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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Johannesburg - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius may soon face an additional charge of intimidation following an alleged exchange between him and a friend of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he shot last year, Timeslive reported on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Pistorius allegedly asked Kim Myers – the sister of Steenkamp’s best friend Gina - how she sleeps at night.

The reported exchange happened during an adjournment.

Lawyer for the Myers family, Ian Levitt, said in a statement on Tuesday: “My client Kim Myers was approached by Oscar Pistorius in court today and in a very sinister tone was asked: 'How can you sleep at night?'"

Myers told reporters that she was as yet too shocked to decide whether she wants to lay a complaint of intimidation.

Levitt said he's been in contact with both the NPA and the investigating officer.

Timeslive quoted NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube that they could not, in terms of the law, do anything about the remark.

Read more on:    npa  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorious  |  pretoria  |  pistorius trial

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