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Pistorius accused of intimidating Steenkamp's friend Myers in court

Published on May 7, 2014 2:49 AM
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on May 6, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, tried to intimidate a friend of the former model in court on Tuesday, according to the friend's lawyer.

Pistorius is accused of shooting dead 29-year-old Steenkamp following a heated row in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.

The track star says he killed Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder hiding in the toilet.

"During an adjournment in court today, my client Kim Myers was approached by Oscar Pistorius who whispered in a sinister undertone: 'How can you sleep at night?" Myers' lawyer Ian Levitt told Reuters. "She is horrified by this disturbing act but will not be intimidated and intends to carry on attending the trial for Reeva."

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