Pistorius will be back in the hot seat

2014-04-10 07:24
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Pretoria - Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was expected back in the hot seat at the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was expected to continue with his cross-examination of the Paralympian who was on trial for the murder of his model and law graduate girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

On Wednesday, Nel swiftly reduced Pistorius to tears as he told him to take responsibility for killing her.

Using the screens around the court, Nel displayed a close-up photograph of the bullet wounds that Steenkamp sustained in her head and called on Pistorius to look at it.

"You killed a person, you killed Reeva Steenkamp, that's what you did... Say: 'I shot and killed her'," Nel said.

"Take responsibility for what you did. I know you don't want to see this, but look at it."

Pistorius sobbed in protest: "I remember... my fingers touched her head, I do not have to look at a picture."

The athlete’s family shook their heads in horror as Nel showed the picture in the courtroom.

Pistorius shot her dead through a locked bathroom at his home on Valentine's Day last year.

He claims to have mistaken her for an intruder. He said on Wednesday he didn't intend to kill anyone despite firing off four shots.
Read more on:    gerrie nel  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  barry roux  |  crime  |  pistorius trial

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