Oscar Trial 3.3.2014 04:40 pm

Oscar composed on day one

FILE PICTURE: 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

FILE PICTURE: 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

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was composed on Monday as he faced his first day of trial at the High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius faces murder charges for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on February 14 last year.

When he applied for bail last year shortly after the shooting, he broke down and cried.

During Monday’s proceedings, however, he attentively listened to the proceedings and communicated with his legal team by passing notes to them.

At the bail application, Pistorius and his sister Aimee and brother Carl prayed ahead of proceedings.

On Monday, Pistorius kept communication with his siblings to a minimum.

Supporting the Pistorius siblings in court was their uncle Arnold.

– Sapa

 

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