Pretoria - The State will submit a witness statement that
there was non-stop fighting at athlete Oscar Pistorius's home on the morning
his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court
heard on Wednesday.
"The accused's actions and phone calls on the night is
part of pre-planning," State prosecutor Gerrie Nel said in Pistorius's
Pistorius is charged with the murder of the law graduate and
model at his home in the early hours of 14 February.
He has denied the allegation in an affidavit, but has not
pleaded yet to the charge. He said he shot through a bathroom door, thinking
there was an intruder, and not realising the person inside was Steenkamp.
In response to the defence's application for more
information, Nel submitted a witness statement from the investigating officer
Hilton Botha, who has been in the police service for 16 years.
The court heard that when he arrived at the house Steenkamp,
who was wearing white shorts and a black vest, was already dead.
Asked whether he opposed bail for Pistorius, Nel said: Yes,
because he is a flight risk."
He said they didn't want "another Dewani",
referring to applications to extradite Shrien Dewani from the United Kingdom.
Dewani is accused of murdering his wife Anni while on honeymoon in South
Nair asked Nel how serious the crime was.
"It's a very serious crime. A defenceless woman was gunned down," he said.