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Reeva Steenkamp 'wanted to leave' Oscar Pistorius' home at time of death

Reeva Steenkamp 'wanted to leave' Oscar Pistorius' home at time of death

Apr 14 2014, 11:22am CDT | by

Reeva Steenkamp "wanted to leave" Oscar Pistorius' home at the time of her death. The model was attempting to escape the London 2012 Paralympian's house in Pretoria, South Africa, following an...

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Reeva Steenkamp 'wanted to leave' Oscar Pistorius' home at time of death

Apr 14 2014, 11:22am CDT | by

Reeva Steenkamp "wanted to leave" Oscar Pistorius' home at the time of her death.

The model was attempting to escape the London 2012 Paralympian's house in Pretoria, South Africa, following an argument just before he shot her dead through the bathroom door, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has claimed during the athlete's murder trial.

Attempting to pick holes in Oscar's argument that he mistook his then-girlfriend for an intruder, the prosecutor said: "Why would she leave her jeans on the floor if everything else is in her overnight bag? She wanted to leave, and you weren't sleeping, you were both awake and there was an argument."

He also refuted the double-amputee's version of events that she hadn't eaten for hours before she was shot dead in the early hours of 14 February last year.

Gerrie added: "That is, as far as your case is concerned, devastating for your version that eight hours after she was killed, there was still that amount of food in her stomach. I put it to you that she must have eaten within two hours of her death."

Oscar broke down in tears several times, forcing the court to adjourn, as he was asked to clarify supposed inconsistencies in his story and was accused of using his emotional behavior as an "escape".

The prosecutor said: "Today I'm going to prove your version of events is untrue. That you tailored your version, concocted your story.

"Your version is so improbable that it cannot reasonably possibly be true."

He also ferociously quizzed the Paralympian over his account that he had heard a door closing in the toilet, making him believe intruders might be there.

He said: "There's not a single word of the door shutting in your bail statement, why not?"

Oscar replied, "I'm not sure - I don't know why", while Gerrie continued, "It's even more devastating that it's not in your plea statement", adding, "It's because you invented it."

The cross-examination continues.

 
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13 things to know about the trial

Aug 9 2014 12:42am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pret ...
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2 weeks ago

How the judge will decide

Aug 8 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp? Follow the ar ...
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2 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorius trial hears his lawyers' closing arguments

Aug 8 2014 3:54am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The double-amputee, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. ...
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2 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorius Final Arguments Begin, Prosecutor Rips Athlete — & His Defense — For Conduct In Trial

Aug 7 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Oscar Pistorius was dubbed an “appalling witness” by prosecutor Gerrie Nel as closing arguments in his murder trial commenced in South Africa Thursday. Nel ripped both the paralympian, on trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp following a Feb. 14, 2013 argument, and his legal team, saying that the Olympian’s defenders tried to muddy the waters with a number of far-fetched theories, claiming that he was defending himself from a potential intruder, an ...
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2 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial is still in a State of Limbo

Aug 7 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: I4U News: Celebrities

Oscar Pistorius, the athlete, who was accused of murdering his girlfriend, is to stand in court for the last stage in his long drawn out trial. His girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was killed in ...
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2 weeks ago

Raw: Pistorius Arrives As Final Arguments Begin

Aug 7 2014 4:21am CDT | Source: WSB Radio

Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his ho ...
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2 weeks ago

Pistorius' Story Lacks 'Any Truth': Final Arguments Laid Out

Aug 7 2014 3:40am CDT | Source: Bloggermann by Keith Olbermann

Pistorius admits to fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in Pretoria, but insists he ...
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2 weeks ago

Reeva Steenkamp's father arrives at court for first time as Oscar Pistorius returns to hear the final arguments in his murder trial

Aug 7 2014 3:14am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The Paralympian faces a minimum of 25 years in jail if he is convicted in Pretoria of the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenk ...
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5 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorius is 'engaging in self-harming behaviour because he feels isolated and lonely,' says his family after his nightclub brawl during murder trial

Jul 16 2014 4:38am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The Olympic and Paralympic athlete, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was involved in a drunken encounter in Johannesburg over the we ...
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5 weeks ago

Oscar Pistorius In Fracas At South Africa Nightclub; Man Says Paralympian Insulted His Friends, President

Jul 15 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: Radar Online

Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub Fracas in Johannesburg over the weekend — with differing versions of how the confrontation went down. The paralympian, who’s on trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp following a Feb. 14, 2013 argument, was verbally accosted Saturday by a clubgoer at The VIP Room, taunting him over the ongoing court proceedings, Pistorius’ family said on Tuesday. PHOTOS: The Most Infamous Cold Case Murders Johannesburg newspaper The Star rep ...
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