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Pistorius emotional during murder trial

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 - 01:34

March 4 - Oscar Pistorius gets emotional at graphic evidence presented at his murder trial, and a heated exchange occurs between his defense lawyer and witness Michelle Burger. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Oscar Pistorius buried his head in his hands and wiped away tears after the court heard grisly details of his girlfriend's death - model Reeva Steenkamp. It was an emotional second day of his murder trial in South Africa. A heated exchange occurred between his defense lawyer and witness Michelle Burger, who had testified to hearing "blood-curdling screams" from next door. Burger was probed over why Pistorius would call for help after he shot Reeva, if he had intended to kill her. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WITNESS, MICHELLE BURGER, SAYING: "The only thing I can now sit and ask is, was it a mockery? I don't know. I'm not Mr. Pistorius. I do not know. I cannot answer on behalf of him. I don't know." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEFENCE ATTORNEY, BARRY ROUX, SAYING: "I'm very happy with your answer because that's what I'm going to argue. You will even call it a mockery other than to make an obvious concession, that's what I put to you." Pistorius left the court to large crowds trying to catch a glimpse of the Paralympic star. There are different theories of his innocence: (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING: "Innocent till proven guilty." Sport Psychologist Dr. Mitch Abrams says Pistorius' celebrity status and sense of entitlement may have played a role in the murder. (SOUNDBITE) (English) US SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST, DR MITCH ABRAMS, SAYING: "If you are a competitive athlete and you beat people consistently, you are going to eventually start to believe you better than everyone else. I believe very strongly that narcism is a natural consequence of chronic winning. So if you win all the time, you eventually think you have a different set of rules." Pistorius says he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the bathroom of his home, thinking she was an intruder.

Pistorius emotional during murder trial

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 - 01:34

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