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Witness says feared Pistorius would kill himself with same gun he shot Steenkamp

Friday, 7 March 2014 - 9:23am IST | Agency: ANI

A witness testifying in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has reportedly said that he feared the Paralympian might kill himself with the same gun with which he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Testifying on the fourth day of the trial, neighbour Johan Stipp, a radiologist, said he entered the athlete's home, minutes after hearing screams and shots, to find the distraught sprinter kneeling over the lifeless body of a woman.

According to News24, at one point when Pistorius left Steenkamp, Stipp and housing complex manager Johan Stander to go upstairs, Stipp thought the athlete might be about to kill himself as the murder weapon was not present at the scene.

During Stipp's graphic testimony, including his assessment that Steenkamp was 'mortally wounded', Pistorius sat slumped in the dock, his head bowed and his hands covering his ears, the report added. 


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