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Pistorius faces volley of questions, accusations he tailored evidence

Published on Apr 11, 2014 7:09 PM
 
Oscar Pistorius leaves after attending his trial at the high court in Pretoria on April 7, 2014. The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime on Friday, April 11, 2014, to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PRETORIA (AFP) - The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime on Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

During a third day of stern cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel insisted that the 27-year-old was selective in his recollection of events.

Amid volley after volley of questions about the minutiae of what happened that Valentine's Day night and over apparent discrepancies in Pistorius's accounts, the sprinter grew increasingly agitated.

"I'm not looking for an excuse, if I don't remember it I don't remember it!" Pistorius said, breaking down during one exchange about the placement of objects in his bedroom.

 
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