Prosecution Focuses On Olympic Athlete’s Character

Prosecution Focuses On Olympic Athlete’s Character


Oscar Pistorius faced a second day of intense cross-examination with Prosecutor Gerrie Nel focusing on the athlete’s character, love of firearms and version of events before he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Nel said Pistorius was selfish, reckless and a liar, according to a report in IKITVNews.

The South African Paralympic sprinter seemed calmer than he had during his previous three days on the witness stand.

He again insisted in court in Pretoria on Thursday that the shooting on Valentine’s Day last year was an accident after he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar.

Pistorius said he didn’t intend to pull the trigger or fire at an intruder, and could not explain why he fired four shots through a toilet cubicle door.

“I didn’t have time to think about it,” he said.

Nel, known as “bull terrier” in South Africa for his fierce questioning, said Pistorius was only concerned about himself during the couple’s three-month relationship.

“It was all about you, Mr. Pistorius,” he said.