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  • Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius is untruthful and an egotist, prosecutor says

    The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Thursday accused the Olympic athlete of egotistical behavior in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp before he killed her, and described Pistorius' courtroom apology to his girlfriend's family as an insincere "spectacle" that ignored the feelings of her relatives.


  • Oscar Pistorius, middle, with unidentified relatives walks towards the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

    A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."


  • Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius: Reeva's blood was 'running down on me'

    Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian dubbed the Blade Runner, told the judge who's presiding over his murder trial that he remembers holding his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and feeling her "blood running down on me" as she died.


  • State prosecutor Gerrie Nel during cross questioning of Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

    Pistorius and his story under intense scrutiny

    In a sometimes ruthless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Wednesday, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel scrutinized the athlete's story that he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake on Feb. 14, 2013.


  • Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by his relatives, walks towards the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius, who is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013, was testifying for a second day at his murder trial Tuesday, answering questions from his defense lawyer. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius sobs while recalling shooting

    Oscar Pistorius broke down in sobs and howls while testifying at his murder trial Tuesday, forcing the court to adjourn as the star athlete was describing the moments he said he first realized he had shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.


  • Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder  for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

    His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly in a closet.


  • Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014. A pathologist called as the first defense witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial offered a different sequence for the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp and also testified Monday that if the double-amputee athlete fired his 9 mmm pistol in two quick bursts, as Pistorius claims he did, his girlfriend probably didn’t have time to scream.  Pistorius is charged with murder  for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013. (AP Photo/Deaan Vivier, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius apologizes to victim's family, retches and weeps in court

    An emotional Oscar Pistorius headed back to court Monday for the continuation of his murder trial, taking the stand and apologizing to the parents of his slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.


  • Pistorius to finally answer questions on shooting

    More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door when his murder trial resumes this week and his defense lawyers begin presenting the evidence they hope will save the Olympic athlete from going to prison for 25 years to life.


  • Oscar Pistorius, left, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, the judge said Friday. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius lawyer: Pathologist to open defense case

    A pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday.


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