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Oscar Pistorius trial: Witness accused of doctoring testimony

Published on Mar 6, 2014 6:45 PM
 
Oscar Pistorius' defence lawyer accused a key witness of doctoring evidence with his wife to "incriminate" the athlete on Thursday, March 6, 2014, as he tried to scupper the prosecution's principal line of attack. -- PHOTO: AFP

PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius' defence lawyer accused a key witness of doctoring evidence with his wife to "incriminate" the athlete on Thursday, as he tried to scupper the prosecution's principal line of attack.

Mr Barry Roux, continuing a tough cross-examination for a fourth day, sought to show that Mr Charl Johnson's first account of events the night Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead differed from his sworn testimony.

"There is a design on your side to incriminate," Mr Roux said, claiming Mr Johnson's evidence was made in collusion with that of his wife and fellow key witness, Mrs Michelle Burger.

"You desperately want her version not to form part of this document," said Mr Roux, pointing at the witness.

 
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