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Pistorius fired gun from car, ex-girlfriend tells trial

Published:Friday | March 7, 2014 | 1:09 PM

Athlete Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend told his trial he once fired his gun from his car sunroof after becoming angry with police.

An emotional day in court then climaxed with testimony from a security guard shocked to find the South African Paralympic star carrying a dying Reeva Steenkamp.

The athlete had earlier told him that everything was fine when he rang him after shots were heard.

Pistorius denies both murdering Steenkamp and shooting from his car.

Early in her testimony, former girlfriend Samantha Taylor broke down while discussing two break-ups with the athlete.

She told the court that Pistorius had twice been unfaithful, with the relationship finally ending when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.

Taylor also says the alleged shooting incident happened when the athlete became angry after a police officer stopped him for speeding, saw the gun on the car seat and told him it could not be left there.

Taylor testified that Pistorius kept his gun "on him all the time," and described him as a man who could get very angry.


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