Oscar Pistorius Trial: What to Look for in Week 2

PHOTO: Oscar Pistorius puts his hand to his head while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
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Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' lawyers are expected to cross examine the security guard on duty the night the man known as the "Blade Runner" shot and killed his girlfriend, when the murder trial resumes Monday.

Pieter Baba, the chief security guard on duty on the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed, told the court on Friday that Pistorius told him everything was fine when he called after receiving reports from other residents that they had heard gunshots.

Baba said Pistorius phoned him back shortly thereafter but he was crying and did not say anything.

Barry Roux, the attorney leading the defense team, told Baba last week that he would come back to certain aspects of his evidence when the trial resumed.

Although Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has not revealed which of the 107 witnesses he will call next, it is expected that the pathologist who performed the post mortem examination on Steenkamp might be called to testify sometime this week, as the case proceeds in the High Court.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the four charges against him when his high profile court case started last week.

The State is trying to prove that he intentionally and deliberately set out to kill his model girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year, but Pistorius remains adamant that it was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

In his plea explanation, which was read out in court, he said he thought there was an intruder in his home and that he acted in self defense.

So far, prosecutors have called nine witnesses -- four of them neighbors of Pistorius who all told the court they heard gunshots and a woman screaming.

Roux vigorously questioned all of them, especially husband and wife Michelle Burger and Charl Johnson, who he suggested colluded against Pistorius by adapting their evidence to suit the state's case. Both witnesses denied this.

One of the witnesses, a medical doctor who tried to resuscitate Steenkamp, told the court Pistorius cried and prayed, begging God to save the life of the woman he loved. It was during this evidence that the man nicknamed the "Blade Runner" started crying in the dock.

Three witnesses, including Pistorius' friend boxer Kevin Lerena, testified about a shooting incident inside a busy Johannesburg restaurant, after which Pistorius allegedly asked another friend to take the blame. This evidence relates to one of the three other charges against Pistorius.

A former girlfriend also testified last week. Samantha Taylor said the athlete once fired a round through a car's open sunroof in anger.

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