Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' credibility was consistently questioned at his murder trial on Thursday as the chief prosecutor argued that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses why he wasn't to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, in cross-examining Pistorius for a second day, questioned Pistorius' honesty, which goes to the heart of the case, asserting that the double-amputee Olympian wouldn't "accept responsibility for anything" and reacted incredulously to Pistorius' explanation of why a gun he was handling fired under a table in a packed restaurant. (Pistorius has gone from hero to devil: Reeva's mother)
Pistorius said the gun, a Glock pistol, went off while he was holding it but insisted it happened without him pulling the trigger. The incident happened just weeks before model Reeva Steenkamp was shot to death by Pistorius on Feb. 14, 2013.A police expert testified earlier at the trial that the gun couldn't be fired without the trigger being pulled.