Oscar Pistorius told me 'everything is fine': Security guard testifies in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to run in the Olympics, is charged with premeditated murder for killing girlfriend Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model.

updated: March 07, 2014 22:23 IST
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Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial on Friday.

The security guard, Pieter Baba, testified that Pistorius phoned him back moments after the initial brief conversation, but then started crying, didn't say anything and the line went dead. It was minutes after the double-amputee Olympian fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp, for which Pistorius is now on trial for murder.

"Not everything was in order as Mr. Pistorius was telling me," Baba recalled saying to a fellow guard as they were outside the runner's villa in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day last year.

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