Pistorius gives account of late-girlfriend's final moments
April 10 , 2014
Oscar Pistorius has taken the witness stand once again, fighting his emotion while talking about Reeva Steenkamp's last moments.
"I could see she was breathing, struggling to breathe," he said. Pistorius said he tried to help her breathe by trying to stop the blood while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. A paramedic reportedly informed him that Steenkamp had died while he was holding her.
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel showed him a photo of Steenkamp's head and told him it's time for him to take responsibility, to which Pistorius replied saying he doesn't need to look at photos since he was present there.
"I don't think I've ever witnessed quite such an emotive, harrowing exchange in a courtroom," South Africa journalist Mandy Wiener tweeted.