Oscar Pistorius enters court on day 3

Day 3 of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial ended just moments ago in Pretoria, South Africa. Professional boxer Kevin Lerena, a friend of Pistorius, testified that a gun Pistorius was handling went off as they dined in a restaurant in January 2013. Lerena testified the bullet grazed his toe.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of shooting and killing his 29-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home on Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty, claiming he thought he shot an intruder who was hiding in the toilet.

Pistorius is a double amputee Olympic sprinter dubbed the "Blade Runner" for his prosthetic legs.

Lerena testified he was having dinner with Pistorius at Tasha's restaurant in January, 2013 when another friend passed a gun to Pistorius.

"A gun was passed under the table," said Lerena. "Darren Fresco passed it under the table to Oscar."

"Was anything said?" asked prosecutor Gerrie Nel. "Darren said 'I'm one up'," said Lerena.

Lerena said he understood that to mean, there was a bullet in the chamber. Lerena testified he was "in shock" when the gun went off grazing his toe.

"I was in shock, there was a hole in the floor," says Lerena. "There was a graze, I was scratched. There was blood on my toe," he said.

"Oscar apologised and said 'is everybody OK'," said Lorena, who added Pistorius asked Darren to take the blame for the shooting.

"He said to Darren 'please, say it was you. I don't want any attention around this.'

"Then the people from the restaurant came across and Darren took the blame."

Lerena said Pistorius paid for the dinner bill and the group left the restaurant.

Meanwhile, Nomvula Mokonyane, the regal premiere of Johannesburg and Pretoria, attended day 3 of the trial on Tuesday. She told the world media she was there to show support for Reeva's family.

Mokonyane was upset that the press is treating Pistorius like a rock star.

"We're here to support Reeva Steenkamp's family. Somehow it's become all about Oscar Pistorius and people are forgetting her," Mokonyane said.

She added: "I thought to myself, at least the man is still alive and sitting in court. Reeva is not so lucky."

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    • deedeegirl

      I watched a bit of this trial, and like the information above, there seems to be a whole lot of information being brought in that have nothing to do with what happened the night his girlfriend was killed. I want to believe he's innocent. But the thing that bothers me is the neighbor saying she heard Reeva scream BEFORE she heard the shots. Now I'm starting to think he might have chased her into the bathroom and shot her.

    • http://www.globalcallingsolutions.com zurishay

      Poor lil Tink Tink.

    • Wasting time

      @zurishay Every time I see Oscar I can't help but think of that and :rofl:

    • San ah make ya dance

      He cried yesterday :tea:

    • free

      pissy is something else, isn't he?

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      ^^^ And he will cry when they haul him off to prison in chains. :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

      :shocked:

      Lawd, between ol' tink tink here and the blind man in Florida, they soon gonna be friendless, smh :no:

      #NoFriendlyFire

    • San ah make ya dance

      I think he did it and regret it now :tea: Don't believe that intruder shyt one bit. You aint call out for yo girl and she live with you? You weren't worried bout her? Nig was prolly possessive. Who knows his character after having to grow up with no legs then get some success

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRsEXGXLlYM&feature=fvsr ALBoy

      Will they let him keep the spensive legs or will he get like prison issue ones made of wood and regret? How many times will he get leg checked and tyrone nem take his prosthetic and use em stilts :coffee:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Am I the only one that think he Didnt do it intentionally? What was the motive? Don't ask Nancy Grace. everybody axx is guilty to her :shrug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :popcorn:

      Watch and wait. I want to see if being a celebrity or popularity make a dif there

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

      ALBoy says:

      Will they let him keep the spensive legs or will he get like prison issue ones made of wood and regret?
      ____________________

      :tape: :chase:

    • FuturedocDonte

      But Imagine if this case was held in Florida and not South Africa :no:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Watch and wait. I want to see if being a celebrity or popularity make a dif there
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      Me too

    • FuturedocDonte

      Will they let him keep the spensive legs

      :dead:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Those legs could be a weapon. I can see it, inmates buying em or a hit and returning em back.

    • San ah make ya dance

      *for

    • http://www.globalcallingsolutions.com zurishay

      Will they let him keep the spensive legs or will he get like prison issue ones made of wood and regret? How many times will he get leg checked and tyrone nem take his prosthetic and use em stilts
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      ^^^^^ Lord don't let me get fired for laughing too loud.

    • http://www.globalcallingsolutions.com zurishay

      Wasting time says:

      @zurishay Every time I see Oscar I can’t help but think of that and :rofl:
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      lol. That was Katt Williams' BEST work ever!!!!! Comedy couture.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Imagine if this case was held in Florida
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      with two sprites? It would go to the end :bite:

    • SouthernPrincess

      He may have anger issues. I think they were arguing/fighting she ran trying to get away from him (maybe to keep him from beating her) and he shoot through the door. That is my conspiracy theory

    • Wasting time

      @ Zurishay and in his stand up last summer he said something like "look at tink tink now" and only like 100 people laughed. I rolled

    • time warner can kiss my puppylove

      Steve Harvey had me crying laughing yesterday talking about this man. And when I see him all that plays in my head is Katt Williams sayin "bent back paperclip" :rofl:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Things aren't looking good for ole Oscar. They don't have plea bargains in South Africa?

    • SouthernPrincess

      :newpost: Morning Wood

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      San ah make ya dance says:

      Don’t believe that intruder shyt one bit. You aint call out for yo girl and she live with you?
      __________________

      Not to mention he didn't hear her "blood curdling" screams? :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ ALBoy: Welcome home, hun. No. He will not be allowed to keep his legs. They can be used as weapons by him or the other inmates.

    • kenbakerswife

      I thought it was pitch black and he thought she was sleep next to him. And wasnt she sitting on the toilet when they found her body.. I read there was some maintenence being done and he got spoked, says earlier that day there was a ladder up by his window. I hope he didnt do this on purpose.... Dude was probably scared , he heard the noise , remembered the ladder by his window and panicked... Whats the motive he had come so far and had a dime chick, and pretty much the world in his hands Why?? A father shot and killed his daughter as she was sneaking back in through the basement window.

    • surafit1

      I think he's guilty. I think he has anger issues as well. Low self esteem probably but I suppose we have to wait and see. I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow ends up with a not guilty or guilty with a few years (not a life Sentence). Rich people I tell you...just lose their minds and do all kinds of stuff thinking nothing will happen to them. #ohwell