Over the past three days, Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand to testify and try to prove his innocence in his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's murder, however, prosecutors believe they've found a few MAJOR holes in his story.
Gerrie Nel, one of South Africa's top attorneys, led the cross examination and challenged the former sprinter's claims that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder and fired his gun in self defense.
Oscar previously said that he had yelled at the "intruder" and even shouted out for Reeva to call the police before he approached the bathroom where she was located. However, Gerrie said he did NOT find it believable that she wouldn't have responded to his original cries.
"She's awake. She's in the toilet. You're shouting. You're screaming. You're three metres from her. She would have responded. She would not have been quiet, Mr Pistorius."
The prosecutor also questioned why he didn't establish Reeva's whereabouts before firing his gun, but, Oscar responded that he felt unsafe and didn't think there was time.
Gerrie also said he found it odd that he would have approached the bathroom if he did indeed believe there was an intruder behind the door, especially since Oscar has previously stated he had his gun because he felt vulnerable without his prosthetic legs on.
Finally, the prosecutor questioned why the sprinter would have believed an intruder had gotten into his apartment when he has an extensive security system in place. Oscar said he was worried construction workers may have moved some of the censors while working on his home, however, these fears we never previously mentioned.
Gerrie said he believed this change in his story was a MAJOR example of Oscar "tailoring" his evidence in attempt to cover his tracks.
The sprinter also claimed he was having a difficult time clearly expressing his thoughts because he was so tired, but he declined the judges offers to take a break.
It seems clear that Gerrie is following up on witnesses claims that Oscar chased Reeva into the bathroom after a heated argument and fired four shots knowing she was behind the door.
The trial is set to continue on Monday.
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