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Pistorius trial resumes with neighbor's testimony

Monday, May 05, 2014 - 01:27

May 5 - The neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testifies in the murder trial's first day back in court after a two-week break. Nathan Frandino reports.

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After a two-week break, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumed on Monday in South Africa. Inside the court, the defense called Johan Stander as a witness. Stander lived near Pistorius and manages the Pretoria housing complex where Pistorius shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEFENSE WITNESS/ESTATE MANAGER JOHAN STANDER SAYING: "I received a phone call from Mr. Pistorius and he said on the call, Oom (Uncle) Johan, please, please come to my house, please, I shot Reeva. I thought she was an intruder. Please, please come quick." Stander was the first person on scene. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROSECUTOR GERRIE NEL SAYING: "How can you out of that call, say that the fact that he shot was a mistake? How do you get there?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEFENSE WITNESS/ESTATE MANAGER JOHAN STANDER SAYING: "He thought she was an intruder." (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROSECUTOR GERRIE NEL SAYING: "Yes. He never said I accidentally shot." Pistorius maintains that he thought it was an intruder in his bathroom. He fired four shots, killing Steenkamp instantly. If convicted of murder, Pistorius, a former Olympic and Paralympic star, faces life in prison.

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Pistorius trial resumes with neighbor's testimony

Monday, May 05, 2014 - 01:27