Two stories: The State vs Oscar Pistorius

He placed the fans on the floor, closed the sliding door to the balcony and closed the curtains You have to make up time. You have to, in your version, create enough time in order for Reeva to get up from the right-hand side of the bed, walk to the bathroom, slide the window open and go to the toilet to empty her bladder. All of this without closing the bathroom door In the dark, the blue LED light of the hi-fi bothers him. He wanted to cover the light with Reeva’s jeans. Reeva had left the jeans on the floor before getting into bed Reeva was a very tidy person. She put all her belongings in her overnight bag. Why would her jeans be turned inside-out on the floor? She was getting dressed to leave the house, but became scared of Oscar, dropped her jeans on the floor and fled, screaming, from him He sees that she is not in the bedroom. He repeatedly screams her name and runs back to the toilet door He repeatedly yells, 'Get the f*** out of my house!' He yells at Reeva to call the police. The toilet door slams shut The argument turns violent and Oscar yells at Reeva: 'Get the f*** out of my house!'

Oscar’s version The state’s version

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He fetches the cricket bat that is leaning against the door in the bedroom

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He yells for Reeva, but she does not respond. He goes back to the bedroom

He runs back to the bedroom, opens the curtains and sliding door to the balcony, and screams 'Help!' three times

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He pulls on his prosthetic legs

He breaks open the toilet door with three blows and sees Reeva. He tries to see whether she is breathing Oscar only realises what he has done after the shots were fired. He fetches the cricket bat and breaks the door down

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Oscar was still on his stumps when he broke the toilet door down

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He realises that the toilet door is locked

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He sees that the bathroom window is open. He hears a sound like 'wood movement' - and thinks that the toilet door is opening. He fires at the door Reeva had locked herself in the toilet with her phone. Oscar follows her with his pistol. While Reeva talks to Oscar, she is facing the door. Oscar fires four shots through the door

He fetches his pistol from underneath the bed. He doesn’t look at Reeva. He is focused on the intruder. He whispers to Reeva to get on the floor and to call the police Start

Oscar says they ate at 7pm and went to bed at 10pm He woke up. Reeva asks: 'Can't you sleep, baba?' He goes to the balcony to bring in two fans (See 2)

Reeva ate around two hours before she died Oscar and Reeva don’t go to sleep. Instead, they get into a heated argument. Four of their neighbours hear the argument - a man and a woman’s voice Finish

He tries to break the toilet door open by using his shoulder and kicking the door with his prosthesis

PAULI VAN WYK & COBUS PRINSLOO, Graphics24

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