Feb 20 2013 By Cheryl Mullin
A WITNESS heard “non-stop shouting” coming from Oscar Pistorius’s home before he shot his girlfriend dead, a court heard today.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the prosecution team had a witness who heard shouting coming from the property at the exclusive Silver Lakes Golf Estate between 2am and 3am.
Shortly afterwards Reeva Steenkamp, 29, lay bleeding to death in Pistorius’s bathroom hit by three bullets, one in the head, the hip and arm, Pretoria Magistrates’ Court heard.
Pistorius has admitted shooting her with a 9mm pistol but said he thought a burglar or burglars were in the bathroom and he did not intend to shoot the model.
The athlete has said he believed intruders were in his house so he fired through the bathroom door in the dark as he was too scared to turn the light on.
Discovering his mistake, he broke the door down with a cricket bat and carried her downstairs, he has said.
But today, the second day of his bail application, investigating officer Hilton Botha said the prosecution also have a witness who said the lights were on after hearing gunshots.
Lawyers and police studied plans of the bedroom and bathroom.
A projector was used to beam the plans up for the public and press to see.
Mr Botha said there was “no way” he believed Pistorius’s version of events.
The runner has said he shot through the door while on his stumps but the court heard the bullets’ trajectory was through the top of the door.
Mr Botha said he believed the bullets were fired down, suggesting that Pistorius was wearing his prosthetic legs when the shots were discharged.
He said: “I believe he knew she was in the bathroom and he shot four shots through the door.”