5 May 2014

Blade Runner trial resumes in Pretoria

8:36 pm on 5 May 2014

The murder trial of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is getting under way again in Pretoria after a two-week break.

The athlete's defence team is expected to call more expert witnesses to challenge the state's claim that he deliberately killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The prosecution has sought to show a pattern of reckless behaviour by Mr Pistorius, a double-amputee, Olympic athlete known as Blade Runner.

He insists he shot Ms Steenkamp by accident, mistaking her for an intruder.