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Oscar Pistorius trial day 4: Witness relates Reeva Steenkamp’s last moments


Another neighbor of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he heard the athlete saying that he had shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for a burglar.

Johan Stipp, a qualified doctor, says he tried to revive Reeva Steenkamp but could tell she was dying.

During Dr. Johan Stipp’s testimony, Oscar Pistorius cried and seemed to retch.

The double amputee denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistook the 29-year-old model for an intruder.

Dr. Johan Stipp said he could see Reeva Steenkamp’s brain tissue in her hair.

Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of his murder trial in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of his murder trial in Pretoria

At this point, a police officer passed a plastic bag to Oscar Pistorius.

Recalling the night of February 14, 2013, Dr. Johan Stipp said he had heard gunshots.

He said he had found OScar Pistorius kneeling by her body.

“I shot her,” Oscar Pistorius told him.

“I thought she was a burglar.”

Dr. Johan Stipp said Oscar Pistorius had been in an emotional state. Fearing he might hurt himself, he had asked where the gun was.

Earlier, defense lawyer Barry Roux said that two neighbors, Michell Burger and Charl Johnson, had discussed their testimony with each other and amended the rough notes they had made a few days after the shooting.

“Your interpretation [of events] is designed to incriminate the accused and it’s unfortunate,” Barry Roux said.

Charl Johnson denied this. He insisted that he had heard a woman screaming “help”, followed by a man doing the same.

On Wednesday, boxer Kevin Lerena said Oscar Pistorius had been responsible for a weapon being fired at a restaurant last year.

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