Witness in Pistorius murder trial heard ‘terrified screams’

By Michelle Kapusta,

One of Oscar Pistorius’ neighbors testified on Monday that she heard “terrified screams” on the morning the Paralympian shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

According to the Associated Press, Anette Stipp said she heard screams from both a man and a woman on the day in question. Stipp's testimony aligned with what other witnesses had said about hearing a woman screaming around the time Steenkamp was fatally shot.

When questioned by the prosecutor Gerrie Nel, Stipp said that she heard gunshots then "terrified, terrified screaming ... It sounds to me as if there's a family murder, why else would she scream like that."

Stipp went on to say that "There was definitely a female screaming for quite a period. You could definitely hear two different voices."

CNN noted that her testimony goes against the defense team’s version that neighbors were actually hearing only Pistorius screaming in a high-pitched voice.

Stipp’s husband, Dr. Johan Stipp previously testified in the trial about coming to Pistorius' aid after he shot the 29-year-old model.

The prosecution contends that the double-amputee sprinter intentionally murdered his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. Pistorius, however, said that he shot her after mistaking her for an intruder. He has plead not guilty to the charges against him.

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