Pistorius trial: Murdered girlfriend Steenkamp was sometimes scared of athlete

AFP
Published Mar 24, 2014, 7:29 pm IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 10:49 am IST
The trial will continue until May 16, with a recess in April
Pistorius maintains that he killed Reeva Steenkamp by accident after mistaking her for an intruder in his home. Photo: AFP
 Pistorius maintains that he killed Reeva Steenkamp by accident after mistaking her for an intruder in his home. Photo: AFP

Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message nearly three weeks before he shot her dead, a South African court heard Thursday.

"I'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and how you react to me," Steenkamp said in a message after the athlete thought she had flirted with another man, the court heard.
 
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has entered into fourth week.

The prosecution has said it will wrap up its case against the double-amputee runner this week after calling four or five more witnesses, beginning Monday. The defense will then present its case.

 

Judicial officials say the trial will continue until May 16, with a recess in April.

Prosecutors allege Pistorius fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before dawn on Feb. 14, 2013 after an argument. Pistorius says he killed her by accident after mistaking her for an intruder in his home

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