Pistorius trial enters seventh week

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has resumed after a two-week recess, with the defense team calling its fourth witness in an attempt to rebuild the double-amputee athlete

The defense called its fourth witness, Johan Stander, as the Pistorius' trial resumed after a more than two-week recess.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (NBC) - The first person Oscar Pistorius said he called after he shot Reeva Steenkamp testified Monday.

The defense called its fourth witness, Johan Stander, as the Pistorius' trial resumed after a more than two-week recess.

Pistorius says stander and his daughter were the first people to arrive on the scene after the shooting.

Stander described Pistorius trying to revive Steenkamp and begging for "God to keep her alive."

His testimony followed a shaky start by Pistorius' defense.

The South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete's testimony about the night of Steenkamp's death came under scrutiny as he was cross-examined by the Chief Prosecutor.

The prosecution says Pistorius intentionally shot and killed Steenkamp through a bathroom door.

Pistorius says he thought there was an intruder in his home, and he shot Steenkamp by mistake.

He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted on the premeditated murder charge.


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