Oscar Pistorius’s lawyer on Tuesday (04/03/2014) promptly completed the cross-examination of the second witness in the trial in the High Court in Pretoria.
Estelle van der Merwe, who lives at the same Silver Woods Country Estate as Pistorius, said she heard what sounded like arguments coming from one of her neighbours.
She did not immediately associate the shooting with argument.
“I didn’t know where the shots came from,” said Van der Merwe.
She said that after the shots, her husband went to investigate through the window and they heard the voice of someone crying.
“My husband said it was Oscar that was crying,” said Van der Merwe.
She said she could not recall all the occurrences of that evening.
“This incident happened over a year ago so I can’t recall everything,” said Van der Merwe.
Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after shooting her dead through a locked bathroom door at his home.
He said he had mistaken her for an intruder.
The third witness, Charl Johnson, then took the stand.
His wife, Michelle Burger, was the first witness. – Sapa