Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius shook slightly, his hands covering his ears as a neighbour described in court on Thursday how the famous athlete knelt next to his dead or dying girlfriend, praying as he tried to help Reeva Steenkamp breathe. (Witness cries at trial)
The testimony in high court in Pistorius' murder trial was riveting and was the first detailed public description of the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, by the double-amputee Paralympic champion in the pre-dawn hours of February 14, Valentine's Day, last year. (Steenkamp's mother says Pistorius did not look her in the eye)
"It was obvious that she was mortally wounded," said Johan Stipp, a radiologist, as he described what he saw at Pistorius' villa. Stipp said he was one of the first there.