Oscar Pistorius trial: Friend says Pistorius had 'big love' for guns
Published on Mar 11, 2014 8:12 PM
PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius was passionate about guns, a friend testified Tuesday, telling the court how the Paralympian had fired a gun through a sunroof and again inside a crowded restaurant.
"We had been to the shooting range before and I knew he had a big love of weapons," said Darren Fresco in his testimony during the South African sprinter's trial for shooting dead his girlfriend.
Prosecutors have levelled two counts of firing a gun in public against Pistorius, as well as the murder charge. He faces a fourth charge of illegal possession of unlicensed ammunition. The 27-year-old double amputee has pleaded not guilty to all four charges.
Mr Fresco was with Pistorius when he fired a gun through the sunroof of a moving car in 2012. Pistorius shot at a traffic light after a row with traffic police. Mr Fresco and Pistorius's then-girlfriend Samantha Taylor were also in the car.
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