Voice of America (Washington, DC)

7 March 2014

South Africa: After Shooting Girlfriend,Pistorius Told Guard 'Everything Is Fine'

A security guard says Oscar Pistorius initially told him "everything is fine" after neighbors in the athlete's gated community heard him shooting his girlfriend.

Pieter Baba testified Friday, the fifth day of Pistorius' trial in Pretoria, South Africa.

Baba said he and another guard drove to the athlete's house and called him after neighbors reported the shots. He said Pistorius assured him at first, but then broke down crying.

He said Pistorius called him back, crying without saying a word before the line was cut off.

Pistorius has admitted to shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but says he mistakenly believed he was firing at an intruder.

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