The model – whose testimony was not shown on camera – also testified that her former boyfriend always carried a firearm and slept with it beside him. "He carried it around with him. At night he placed the gun on his bedside table or next to his legs on the floor," she told the court.
Judge Thokozile Masipa also heard about Pistorius' apparent obsession with his cellphone. "He took the phone with him when he went to the bathroom. He took it with him when he went to the kitchen … When I was in bed with him, he used his phone 4-5 times a night."
Samantha Taylor says she was "very very upset" about their breakup. Clearly still is, as she starts crying again. #oscartrial— Hamish Macdonald (@hamishNews) March 7, 2014
Taylor testified that Pistorius slept on the right side of the bed. The defense claims he was sleeping on the left side of the bed on the fateful night, as he had received treatment for a shoulder injury.
Pistorius, 27, is charged with premeditated murder and weapons counts in the killing of Steenkamp.
If he is convicted, the athlete could face at least 25 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.