An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today as she described how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
Court proceedings were halted twice while Samantha Taylor described her relationship with the defendant on day five of the trial in Pretoria.
Miss Taylor described occasions when Pistorius screamed at her “out of anger” and said that he was often on his mobile phone when they were in bed together.
She said that he nearly always kept a gun on him and once became very angry when police stopped a car he was travelling in.
Pistorius, who was allegedly passenger in the car, fired his gun out of the sunroof about 15 minutes after the vehicle was pulled over by police.
She said that after being stopped by the police, Pistorius was “very angry” but later joked about wanting to “shoot a robot” – a traffic light.
Ms Taylor said that after shooting the bullet through the sunroof, Pistorius laughed. The athlete wanted to “irritate the police”, she said.
The court was told how she normally spent four nights a week at Pistorius’s home. … see more