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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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5 days ago

Pistorius free to compete, South African Olympic body says

Sep 15 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Oscar Pistorius sits in the Pretoria High Court on September 11, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius wii be free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found gu ...
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5 days ago

Pistorius Could Still Compete For S. Africa In Olympics

Sep 15 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a prison sentence, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete in the Olympics, according to the head of South Africa's Olympic committee. From the AP: "South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee chief executive Tubby Reddy tells The Associated Press that the sports body has no regulations that prevent someone ...
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5 days ago

Book News: Oscar Pistorius To Write A Memoir, His Agent Says

Sep 15 2014 6:38am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Oscar Pistorius plans to write a memoir about his fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his manager told The Observer. Acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide, the double amputee track star is set to be sentenced next month. "He will write his own book," Peet van Zyl told the newspaper. "W ...
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5 days ago

Book News: Oscar Pistorius To Write A Memoir, His Agent Says

Sep 15 2014 6:31am CDT | Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.Oscar Pistorius plans to write a memoir about his fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his manager told The Observer. Acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide, the double amputee track star is set to be sentenced next month. "He will write his own book," Peet van Zyl told the newspaper. "We've discussed it. We've talked about ...
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1 week ago

Steenkamp's mother: "Verdict not justice"

Sep 13 2014 2:16am CDT | Source: CNN World Music

The mother of South African model Reeva Steenkamp is expressing "disbelief" over dismissal of murder charges against the man who killed her dau ...
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1 week ago

Pistorius Verdict Disputed by Victim's Family, Legal Experts

Sep 12 2014 10:53pm CDT | Source: WSB Radio

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide, but not common law murder, in the death of his former girlfriend ...
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1 week ago

Oscar Pistorius WILL be allowed to compete at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games if he has served his sentence, organisers announce 

Sep 12 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The South African double-amputee has been found guilty of culpable homocide after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home but ...
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1 week ago

Reeva Steenkamp Family: Oscar Pistorius Verdict NOT Justice

Sep 12 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

The family of Reeva Steenkamp is speaking out following the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide Friday. Their verdict: Justice was NOT served. Remembering Reeva Steenkamp 1. Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius Picture Oscar Pistorius and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By now you know how this relationship tragically, devastatingly ende ...
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1 week ago

Pistorius Guilty of 'Culpable Homicide'

Sep 12 2014 12:12pm CDT | Source: WSB Radio

A South African Judge found former olympic star Oscar Pistorius guilty of 'culpable homicide' in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -- a conviction that may not c ...
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1 week ago

Oscar Pistorius Convicted on Culpable Homicide: How Much Jail Time Does He Face?

Sep 12 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

AOL Just yesterday, Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder. The judge believed there was not enough proof that he planned to shoot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Of course, he did definitely kill her, so today the final verdict came: he is guilty of culpable homicide. OK! News: How Teresa Giudice is preparing for prison time. Culpable homicide in South Africa is like negligent killing in the U.S. Pistorius was also found guilty of a weapons charge. He is now free on ...
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