Oscar Trial 3.3.2014 01:37 pm

Pistorius denies argument

Double amputee and Paralympain Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, 3 March 2014. Pistorius is accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He faces two charges; murder and contravention of the Firearms Control Act. Photo by Herman Verwey - POOL

Double amputee and Paralympain Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, 3 March 2014. Pistorius is accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He faces two charges; murder and contravention of the Firearms Control Act. Photo by Herman Verwey - POOL

The State has no evidence that paralympian Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp argued on February 14 last year, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.

“There was no argument… It cannot be further from the truth,” according to a statement read out by Pistorius’s attorney Kenny Oldwage.

He contended the State was using inadmissible evidence to assassinate Pistorius’s character.

Pistorius denied arguing with Steenkamp the night she was shot dead.

He also argued that the crime scene was contaminated by police.

Pistorius said he woke up when he heard a noise from the bathroom on February 14.

“Reeva must have gone to a toilet, [and] closed the sliding doors…”

“I approached the bathroom to defend Reeva and I.”

He thought it was an intruder.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, and contraventions under the Firearms Control Act including the possession of ammunition without a licence.

The 27-year-old is accused of murdering Steenkamp at his Pretoria home last year.

Sapa

 

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