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Pistorius grilled again during cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius faced a second day of gruelling cross-examination in his murder trial on Thursday, as the prosecution accused him of caring more about himself than the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel kept tearing into the 27-year-old's account of his relationship with Steenkamp, painting the star Paralympian sprinter as selfish and self-obsessed. "It's all about 'I'. It's all about Mr Pistorius," Nel said, reading cell phone messages in which Steenkamp said she was upset and "scared" of Pistorius's behaviour.

Pistorius trial - key points from day 19

Oscar Pistorius came under brutal cross-examination Wednesday, a crucial stage in his murder trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Here are highlights from proceedings on the trial's 19th day: - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel launched a blistering cross-examination, trying to break the Paralympian's resolve and force a confession: "You made a 'mistake'?" he asked with a raised voice. "You killed a person, that's what you did! You shot and killed her, won't you take responsibility for that?"

Overwrought Pistorius describes shooting girlfriend

A sobbing Oscar Pistorius described the moment he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp claiming he fired four shots "before I knew it", he told his murder trial on Tuesday. The sprinter wept so uncontrollably as he recounted the events of the fateful night that it forced the adjournment of his trial until Wednesday. Trembling and overwrought, the champion athlete described rushing and stumbling toward his bathroom with a gun in the dead of night on Valentine's Day 2013 after hearing a suspected intruder.

Pistorius breaks down as he recounts Steenkamp's death

By David Dolan PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius sobbed in the witness stand on Tuesday as he described how, gripped by fear, he shot dead his girlfriend through a locked toilet door thinking she was an intruder. Taking the witness stand, the double amputee - accused of murdering 29-year-old law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp - recounted hearing a window sliding open in his bathroom in the middle of the night on Valentine's Day 2013.

Distraught Pistorius apologises for killing girlfriend

A tearful Oscar Pistorius apologised Monday to Reeva Steenkamp's family, telling the court he had "terrible nightmares" since killing his girlfriend and often woke up smelling blood. Sobbing and with his jaw trembling as he took the witness stand in his defence, Pistorius said he did not intend to kill his 29-year-old lover. The Paralympic gold medallist is accused of premeditated murder, but claims he shot the model though a locked toilet door believing she was an intruder.

Distraught Pistorius apologises to girlfriend's family

A tearful Oscar Pistorius apologised Monday to Reeva Steenkamp's family, telling the court he had "terrible nightmares" since the night he killed his girlfriend and often woke up smelling blood. Stammering and with his jaw trembling as he took the witness stand in his defence, Pistorius said he did not intend to kill his 29-year-old lover. The Paralympic gold medallist is accused of premeditated murder, but claims he shot the model though a locked toilet door believing she was an intruder.

Pistorius trial - key points from day 17

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius made a tearful apology to slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's family when he took the stand, and a defence pathologist called key state evidence into question during the 17th day of the Pistorius murder trial. Here are the key points from Monday's proceedings: - Pistorius turned to face Reeva Steenkamp's mother June sitting in the front row of the public gallery and apologised for causing the family pain. "I was simply trying to protect Reeva," he said, "I promise that when she went to bed that night, she felt loved."

Distraught Pistorius apologises to girlfriend's family

A tearful Oscar Pistorius apologised Monday to Reeva Steenkamp's family, telling the court he had "terrible nightmares" since the night he killed his girlfriend and often woke up smelling blood. Stammering and with his jaw trembling as he took the witness stand in his defence, Pistorius said he did not intend to kill his 29-year-old lover. The Paralympic gold medallist is accused of premeditated murder, but claims he shot the model though a locked toilet door believing she was an intruder.

Distraught Pistorius apologises from the witness stand

Oscar Pistorius fought through tears to apologise to the family of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as he took the witness stand in his defence Monday. Stammering and with his jaw trembling, Pistorius told the court he did not intend to kill his 29-year-old lover on Valentine's Day last year. The Paralympic gold medallist is accused of premeditated murder, but claims he shot the model though a locked toilet door believing she was an intruder. "I want to take this opportunity to apologise to Mr and Mrs Steenkamp," he said, at times barely audible as he sobbed.

Pistorius 'sometimes scared' girlfriend, court told

Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete he sometimes scared her in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead, his murder trial heard Monday. "I'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and how you react to me," Steenkamp said via messaging service WhatsApp after the athlete apparently accused her of flirting with another man.
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