State prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pretoria High Court on Thursday that Oscar Pistorius had tailored his version of what occurred on the night he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
First Witness Takes The Stand
A woman, Michelle Burger, who lives next door to the Silverwoods Estate, where paralympian Oscar Pistorius lived, said she heard screams on February 14 in the early morning hours.
"I heard a woman's terrible screams. I sat upright... and my husband also woke up from the screams. My husband jumped up and went to the balcony."
Burger heard a woman scream for help.
Burger's testimony was not televised.
Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, and contraventions under the Firearms Control Act including possession of ammunition without a licence.
The 27-year-old is accused of murdering Steenkamp at his Pretoria home last year.