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Pistorius: former girlfriend testifies

Pistorius Murder Trial Gets Under Way for 5th Day

By Gerald Imray and Christopher Torchia

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius has testified at the double-amputee runner's murder trial that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he fatally shot last year.

Samantha Taylor also testified Friday that Pistorius carried a gun with him "all the time" when they were dating, and on one occasion he fired it out of a car's sunroof soon after a policeman stopped the car they were in for speeding.

The court adjourned briefly after Taylor broke down in tears.

Defense lawyer Barry Roux said he would produce emails between Taylor and Pistorius to show the cheating allegation was untrue.

Pistorius says he killed Steenkamp in his home by mistake, thinking she was an intruder. Prosecutors say he intentionally killed her after an argument.

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Thomas March 07 2014 at 11:50 AM


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wlh1923 March 07 2014 at 1:35 PM

Everybody is so incensed with his alibi. If he isn't going to admit he did it and plead guilty then the (charade of a) trial is necessary. There's a limited number of excuses he could possibly use. Think about it. Unnnnh, I was drowsy from taking Ambien and shot her while she was sleep walking? Nah, that won't work. I was target shooting and didn't realize she was in the bathroom until she screamed? Nah, that won't work. His options for any sort of remotely plausible excuse are pretty limited. Burglar thing is about the only thing he could say. When its all said and done the judge will ponder for 5 minutes and then say "guilty". She already knows he's guilty but has to keep up the facade of neutrality

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Harley March 07 2014 at 1:37 PM

My the "So Called Intruder" wanted to steal his Toothpaste? Could happen. Right? Common now.
Lets be realistic. He don't have a leg to stand on. Let alone two. They argued, she decided to leave and went to the bathroom to get dressed, and he got pissed and figured, "she's not leaving me" and he shot her, knowing what he was doing. He needs to go to prison for the rest of his life, for taking her life. Enough said

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mjy325 Harley March 07 2014 at 1:56 PM

need to be given death

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frozenbull Harley March 07 2014 at 2:12 PM

Laws are different down there . He might go the jail but life is probably not going to happen

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Frank March 07 2014 at 1:41 PM

I Don't Believe a word that Killer states....

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kimione March 07 2014 at 10:29 AM

He is a very sick man. Personality disorder screams out his behavior!!

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neeg kimione March 07 2014 at 12:04 PM

poor man, he lost his legs, I think he's suffered enough.. geez

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noli.metangere March 07 2014 at 1:46 PM

.. no jail time, just cut those ten fingers, kinda hard to use gun the way!..

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Di March 07 2014 at 10:09 AM

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arthlop1 March 07 2014 at 10:08 AM

So Now AOL is letting these people post their lies in here about making 83/hour. WOW AOL what's your percentage.

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frozenbull March 07 2014 at 2:13 PM

Sorry ,but I think cheating is the least of his problems at the moment .

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Mulberry Farm March 07 2014 at 9:59 AM

I dont think they should have brought the ex in the pict of course shes not going to paint a pretty picture shes upset he cheated. I beleive hes guilty but the courts have to provide a fair hearing. Accidents happpen but in this case somebody lost their life so somebody has to be held accountable.

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