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Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands during a break in proceedings. Photo: AP

 Pretoria - Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair asked on Thursday why Oscar Pistorius's affidavit made no mention of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's responses when he called out to her before firing shots at what he thought was an intruder.

Pistorius's counsel Barry Roux said it was “unlikely” she would have responded, because she was scared.

Nair also wanted to know if it was not possible that Steenkamp had gone to the toilet earlier, and whether there was not a “little” urine in her bladder, but Roux said there was none.

Roux was presenting argument in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on why Pistorius should be granted bail after being accused of murdering Steenkamp at his home in the Silver Woods country estate last Thursday.

Pistorius held his head in his hands as the legal sparring continued.

Roux said a witness statement had “created the inference” that Pistorius and Steenkamp had been arguing.

Roux said Steenkamp had locked herself in the toilet to protect herself from an intruder, and not from Pistorius. - Sapa


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