Reeva Steenkamp told Pistorius he scared her at times
Pretoria: Police cellphone expert Francois Moller yesterday read out several messages between Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in court as the murder trial entered its fourth week.
Cops downloaded data from two iPhones, two Blackberries and two iPads at Pistorius' home following Steenkamp's murder on Feb 14 last year.
The messages indicated that Steenkamp was afraid of Pistorius. "I'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and how you react to me," Steenkamp said via messaging service WhatsApp after the athlete apparently created a scene thinking she had flirted with another man.
"We are living in a double standard relationship where u can be mad about how i feel with stuff when u are very quick to act cold and offish when you're unhappy," Steenkamp said on Jan 27 last year.
Pistorius shot dead the 29-year-old model on February 14 last year but denies the premeditated murder charge saying he fired mistaking her for an intruder.