Oscar Trial 3.3.2014 10:39 am

Steenkamp emotionless as Pistorius enters

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, left, with unidentified lady sits inside the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. Picture: POOL

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, left, with unidentified lady sits inside the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. Picture: POOL

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, looked at murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius without emotion as he entered courtroom GD on Monday.

He avoided looking at the public gallery, where June Steenkamp was sitting.

Pistorius entered the court before 10am to stand trial for allegedly murdering Steenkamp last year.

He was ushered into the court through a side entrance and took a cushion as he sat down in the dock. He was wearing a grey suit, took a sip of water and shrugged his shoulders.

He was seen talking to his defence team, and whispering into his advocate Barry Roux’s ear.

Pistorius, 27, faces charges of premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act in a trial which is expected to last at least three weeks.

The proceedings in the wood-panelled courtroom will be broadcast live on television and radio, with the initial indictment listing 107 witnesses to testify for the State.

Sapa

 

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