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South African prosecutor starts Pistorius cross-examination

April 09, 2014 14:38 IST

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South African state prosecutors started cross-examining Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday, vowing to "get to the truth" surrounding the killing of Pistorius' girlfriend on Valentine's day last year.


Image: Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of court proceedings
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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"You killed Reeva Steenkamp, didn't you?" prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked bluntly at the start of questioning, to which Pistorius, who is accused of murder, responded that he had made a mistake.


Image: Oscar Pistorius during the trial
Photographs: Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images

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