Oscar liked picking up the tab

Crime & Courts

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius liked paying the bill when he went out, his friend Darren Fresco testified in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

But Fresco could not remember who paid the bill after a shot was fired into a floor, allegedly by Pistorius at a full 220-seater Tascha's restaurant in January 2013.

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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pictured in the dock during his ongoing murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Pistorius stands trial for the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Picture: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Pool

He said when they went out together, one of them would pick up the tab.

“Him or me would pick up the tab,” Fresco, a friend of both Pistorius, and Reeva Steenkamp, whom Pistorius has admitted shooting dead at his home on Valentine's Day morning 2013.

He has pleaded not guilty to murder and two charges which include two of discharging a firearm in a public.

The trial was adjourned to Wednesday 9.30am.

Pistorius was quiet as his friend testified, but had a green bucket at his feet, following a day of retching during the pathologist's testimony on Monday.


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