Oscar Pistorius faces murder charge
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee revered in South Africa for overcoming his disability to compete in the London Games, shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through the closed door of bathroom. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and contends that he mistook her for an intruder.
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Pieter J. Baba, who worked at the gated Pretoria community where Pistorius and Steenkamp lived, testified in Pretoria's High Court that the incident began for him when several people reported hearing gunshots.