Pistorius's history with guns under scrutiny
Day five of the murder trial saw an ex-girlfriend and a security guard testifying.
PRETORIA - Day five of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has focused on the athlete's history with firearms, his relationship with an ex-girlfriend and testimony that he claimed "everything was fine" after the shooting.
The Paralympic and Olympic athlete is on trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria East home on Valentine's Day last year.
Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp. Picture: Carte Blanche.
He is also facing gun-related charges.
During his first court appearance on Monday, the 27-year-old athlete pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria ahead of his murder trial on 7 March 2014. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.
Security guard Pieter Baba took the stand in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria this afternoon where he testified in Afrikaans about security protocols at Silver Woods Country Estate.
An overhead view of Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria. Picture: Carte Blanche.
He told the court they had checkpoints around the entire estate.
The guard said when he passed the 27-year-old athlete's mansion at around 2:20am that morning, everything seemed normal.
Baba said he realised that things were not in order when he heard the athlete crying on the phone.
He told the court he thinks the 'Blade Runner' called him back by accident.
"Upon arrival at house number 286, where Pistorius was residing, that's when I started making calls from the site cellphone. I then spoke to Pistorius and he said, 'security, everything is fine'."
Baba told the court he saw Pistorius carrying the Port Elizabeth model's body down the stairs.
"I saw Pistorius coming down the stairs with Reeva. My lady, I was so shocked that I couldn't even think for a few moments."
The aftermath of the shooting. Picture: Sky News.
The state is expected to argue the couple had a fight before the fatal shooting.
A timeline will again be central to defence Advocate Barry Roux when he cross-examines Baba.
The advocate is expected produce phone records which he claims will prove his client called security first.
However, Baba reiterated that it was he who spoke to the athlete first.
Roux said he will produce these records when proceedings resume on Monday.
EWN video: A 3D look inside Oscar's house.
PISTORIUS CHEATED ON EX
Earlier, the court heard emotional testimony from Pistorius's ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor.
She told the court she heard Pistorius never left home without his firearm and often woke up believing his house was being broken into.
Taylor testified the pair called off their relationship when Pistorius cheated on her with Steenkamp.
"He [Pistorius] cheated on me with Reeva Steenkamp."
Taylor said she met the 'Blade Runner' when she was just 17-years-old and that their relationship developed over Facebook.
She said she broke off their relationship twice, first when he cheated on her with her best friend and then when he took Steenkamp to the SA Sports Awards.
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at the SA Sports Awards on 4 November 2012. Picture: AFP.
Taylor said she was fully aware that Pistorius owned a gun when they were dating.
The court also heard that on one occasion Pistorius jumped out of his car and pointed his handgun at the window of a motorist he believed was following him to his house.
Taylor said she was in the car with him at the time.
She further described a night during a storm when Pistorius woke her up and asked her if she had heard something.
Taylor said the athlete produced his firearm and went to investigate what he believed to be an intruder.
She also disputed the claim that the athlete sounds like a woman when screaming.
Taylor said Pistorius shouted numerous times at herself, her sister and several of her friends when he became angry.
In court on Monday, defence advocate Barry Roux said Pistorius sounded like a woman when he screamed because his voice pitched when he was anxious. He said he would call a witness to testify to that effect.
Taylor also gave evidence about how Pistorius was pulled over by police for speeding on the way back from a trip to the Vaal in September 2012.
"After we left the policeman, Oscar was very angry at the time. I was sitting in the back [seat] and after that, they [Pistorius and friends] said they wanted to shoot a robot (traffic light). About two minutes after that, I saw Oscar take his gun and shoot out of the car roof."
STIPP TESTIFIES ON SCREAMS
This morning's proceedings resumed with witness Johan Stipp under cross-examination.
This after dramatic testimony emerged on Thursday, with Stipp, who is Pistorius's neighbour, describing in detail how he found the 'Blade Runner' kneeling beside his bloodied and mortally wounded girlfriend.
A moving figure behind frosted glass minutes after Pistorius shot Steenkamp was the focus of cross-examination.
Roux argued over Stipp's definition of "moments", the time between hearings shots and going to balcony.
Stipp insisted he heard shots, saw lights and then heard screams.
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