Pistorius fired shot out of car - ex

2014-03-07 14:05
Oscar Pistorius stands in court. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

Oscar Pistorius stands in court. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

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2014-03-07 10:42

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Pretoria - An ex-girlfriend of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius on Friday testified that Pistorius had shot through the open sunroof of a car as they drove from the Vaal.

Samantha Taylor told the North Gauteng High Court that she, Pistorius and his friend, Darren Fresco, were stopped by police for speeding.

Pistorius and Fresco stepped out of the car and Pistorius left his gun on the seat.

After checking the car, the policeman told Pistorius that he should not have left his gun on the seat, said Taylor.


"Oscar shouted at the policeman and said he shouldn't touch his gun," said Taylor.

The three of them then drove off.

"Oscar and Darren were irritated and they said they wanted to shoot a robot," said Taylor.

"About two minutes later, Oscar took out his gun and shot through the roof…. perhaps out of spite," Taylor said, adding that it was through an open sunroof.

"After we left, he was angry. Before he fired the shot he was irritated and afterwards he laughed," said Taylor.

As the 20-year-old spoke of the incident, she lifted her right hand in the air and showed a shooting motion.

Taylor also testified that Pistorius always carried a firearm and slept with it beside him.

"He carried it around with him," Taylor told the court.

She also described Pistorius as volatile, saying he had frequently shouted at her, her friends and family.

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