Husband of witness may have heard more shots

A witness who testified that she heard four shots on the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed said her husband claimed to have possibly heard more shots, the High Court in Pretoria on Monday (03/03/2014).

“I discussed the screams and shots with my husband… He said he wasn’t sure whether it was four, five or six shots,” said Michelle Burger.

Burger lives in Silver Stream Estate, next to Silverwoods Country Estate, the complex where paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Steenkamp.

She was under cross-examination by Pistorius’s lawyer, Kenny Oldwadge.

He questioned why her version possibly differed from her husband.

“My husband’s testimony is his own,” said Burger.

Burger earlier told the court that she heard the petrified screams of a woman who was calling for help, followed by the gunshots.

She said she initially thought the woman was screaming for help as there was a house breaking.

Pistorius watched and listened attentively as Burger testified. He occasionally looked down where it seemed like he was writing something.

Pistorius has admitted to shooting dead Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

He claims he had mistaken her for an intruder. – Sapa

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