A phone belonging to murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was used for an internet connection at 1.48am on February 14 on the morning he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead, the High Court in Pretoria heard.
The connection lasted for 309 seconds – five minutes and 15 seconds, according to testimony by police cellphone analyst Captain Francois Moller.
Pistorius said at his bail application that he and Steenkamp went to bed around 10am on February 13 and he was woken up on February 14 by what he thought was an intruder in his house. He shot through a toilet door and only afterwards realised Steenkamp was in there.
Neighbours have testified to hearing screams and what sounded like gunshots from the home around 3am on Valentine’s Day.
The court is hearing evidence from Moller on what his analysis of Pistorius and Steenkamp’s phones yielded.
Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to Steenkamp’s murder as well as to charges under the Firearms Act for alleged negligent discharge of a firearm at a restaurant and firing a shot out of the sunroof of a car in Modderfontein.
On Monday the court heard text message exchanges between the couple in which Steenkamp complained about his behaviour towards her at two public functions. – Sapa