Oscar Pistorius Murder Charges: Witnesses ‘Heard a Woman Scream, Then Gunshots’
Mr Pistorius, 26, was told he must answer two charges of murdering Miss Steenkamp, who would have been 30 today, by shooting her four times through a locked toilet door at his home, and possessing 38 unlicensed bullets.
The Olympic medal-winning athlete, who is living at his uncle’s house on R1,000,000 bail, made his third appearance in court, flanked by a large contingent of friends and family.
As in previous court hearings, he fought a losing battle to hold back his tears which ran down his face as he stood clutching the hands of his brother Carl and sister Aimee in silent prayer.
Metres away sat Miss Steenkamp’s best friends Kim and Gina Myers, accompanied by their mother Desi. In a statement read by their lawyer Ian Levitt afterwards, they said they were keen that Miss Steenkamp was not forgotten in the glare of publicity surrounding Mr Pistorius.