September 1, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has broken down in tears, saying she still remembers the terrified screams of a woman the night the South African Olympic runner killed his girlfriend by shooting four times through a bathroom door.
Michelle Burger wept as she testified in court in Pretoria today. Pistorius says he thought girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder when he fired the shots on Valentine's Day 2013. Prosecutors allege Pistorius killed Steenkamp in an argument.
Earlier, the trial was interrupted when the prosecutor said an image of the witness testifying was being shown on TV, against a court order that guaranteed privacy for witnesses who request it.