Oscar Pistorius' neighbour testifies bangs heard too quick to sound like cricket bat

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Oscar Pistorius' neighbour if bangs he heard after the woman's screams could have been Pistorius swinging a bat at the toilet cubicle door to get to a mortally wounded Steenkamp, but Stipp said the noises came in too quick of a succession to be bat swings.

updated: March 09, 2014 00:51 IST
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Pretoria: A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius testifying in his murder trial said Friday that the bangs he heard after a woman's screams on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting were likely too quick to be the sounds of a cricket bat on a door, as the star athlete's defense team claims.

Johan Stipp, a radiologist and one of the first responders to the incident, testified that he earlier heard a woman's screams and a man's shouts before a second grouping of sounds that he said were gunshots on the night Pistorius shot girlfriend Steenkamp.

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