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Oscar Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty as “South Africa’s Trial of the Century” Begins

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South African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius plead “Not Guilty” as trial began today Monday 3rd March 2014 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

CNN has described the trial as “South Africa’s Trial of the Century”.

The trial at the North Guateng High Court in Pretoria, was delayed for an hour because they were trying to locate a language interpreter required for the first witness.

Michelle Burger, a neighbour took to the stand and testified she heard a woman’s screams and a man screaming for help.

Oscar Pistorius in Court Today

Oscar Pistorius in Court Today

“Something terrible was happening at that house,” she said, “Just after 3, I woke up from a woman’s terrible screams. Then I also heard a man screaming for help. Three times he yelled for help.”

Her husband later called local authorities. Michelle told her husband that she feared the woman had witnessed her husband being shot because after he screamed, he wasn’t heard again.

The trial is expected to take three weeks for the judge to come up with a judgement. Parts of the trial are being aired.

7 Comments

  1. billionaire in grace

    March 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I can’t wait ti know the verdict

  2. Troll

    March 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    He’d better plead “guilty” ‘cos no one’s going to buy that his perforated story. Unless if he can prove to the court that he doesn’t have common sense. ‘Cos if he had common sense, it should have told him that night that the “intruder” in his bathroom was probably his girlfriend. How can you pull out a gun and shoot without waking up the person next to you or even checking up on them? Abegi..His defense lawyers should have advised him on another story. This one is just too unbelievable.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    March 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    They just made this dude a very big celebrity….. Mehn, the whole world nw knws him…. 25 yrs sentence should not pass him by….. Murderer..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. Anon

    March 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Oscar versus the Judge and no Jury. Let’s see how this plays out.

  5. Ceetoo

    March 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    See their picture… a few years back people would have said ” oh they are so in love see how he is looking at her” Stage play… No matter the verdict from the Judge, mine is that he killed her on purpose aka premeditated murder.

  6. Stephanie

    March 4, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I wonder how dis uld end
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  7. grammy pistorious

    March 4, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Oscar run out of love n couldn’t find a solid reason to dump tha gal,its well planed but made one mistake of doin it at night in the bathroom.what wil an intruder be doing in a bathroom and you can’t just leave the bed without askin the person near you if she heard the noise in the bathroom unless if he’s a sleepwalker..if you wanted to get rid of her u cudve played it smartly start smoking weed,come home late,start fuckin bitches then she would have dumped you…u r own ur own..

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