Pistorius called security first – Roux
Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was the one who first called security for help, following the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.
Barry Roux, lawyer for Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, gestures during the trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Wednesday, 5 March 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder.Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Barry Roux, for Pistorius, produced cellphone records and told security guard shift leader Pieter Baba that contrary to his testimony, Pistorius called security first.
“Pistorius called you first at 3.21am, and he will tell the court that he could not speak and very shortly after that at 3.22am you called him back to find out if he is all right,” Roux said.
Baba testified that he called Pistorius, who told him that “everything was fine”.
Baba reiterated his statement that he called the paralympian first.
“My Lady, this is not true that he called me first, I called him first. I am the one who made that first call to him.”