Prosecution claims Oscar Pistorius tailored evidence

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused Oscar Pistorius of changing his version of events and of not remembering details that could be detrimental to the athlete's case.

updated: April 11, 2014 17:00 IST
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Pretoria: The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. During a third day of stern cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel insisted that the 27-year-old was selective in his recollection of events. (Pistorius grilled again by prosecution)

Amid volley after volley of questions about the minutiae of what happened that Valentine's Day night and over apparent discrepancies in Pistorius's accounts, the sprinter grew increasingly agitated.

"I'm not looking for an excuse, if I don't remember it I don't remember it!" Pistorius said, breaking down during one exchange about the placement of objects in his bedroom.

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