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Pistorius witness destroyed notes – Roux

Michelle Burger, a witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, destroyed the notes she made on the events of February 14 2013, the night the paralympian killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to his defence attorney.


Barry Roux SC told the High Court in Pretoria this emerged during Wednesday’s adjournment, which came after he asked to see Johnson’s original notes.

“We were told in no uncertain terms, we were all standing together, that she had destroyed her notes,” Roux said to Johnson.

Johnson said he did not know.

Roux has said Johnson and his wife’s statements bear striking similarities, and has already asked whether they have discussed their testimony, which Johnson has denied.

The State is attempting to prove that Pistorius murdered Steenkamp during a fight.

Roux is questioning whether the screams witnesses have said they heard were indeed Steenkamp’s, and whether the shots fired could have been the cricket bat Pistorius used to break down the toilet door.

Sapa

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