Thursday 23 October 2014

Pistorius cheated on me with Reeva Steencamp, says ex

Published 07/03/2014 | 10:46

Pistorius cradles his head in his hands during proceedings at his murder trial (AP)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria (AP)

A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot dead last year.

Samantha Taylor also said today that Pistorius carried a gun with him "all the time" when they were dating, and on one occasion he fired it out of a car's sunroof soon after a policeman stopped the car they were in for speeding.

The court adjourned briefly after Ms Taylor broke down in tears.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux said he would produce emails between Ms Taylor and Pistorius to show the cheating allegation was untrue.

Pistorius says he killedMs Steenkamp in his home by mistake, thinking she was an intruder. Prosecutors say he intentionally killed her after an argument.

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