Steenkamp text to Pistorius: 'I'm scared of you sometimes'

South African Police Capt. Francois Moller testified Monday at the trial of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius about text messages deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sent to Pistorius in the weeks before her death, accusing him of possessiveness and jealousy.
By JC Finley   |   March 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM   |   Comments

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March 24 (UPI) -- At South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday, police testified that text messages sent by his girlfriend in the weeks before her death revealed that she was afraid of him.

South African model Reeva Steenkamp used WhatsApp to text Pistorius less than three weeks before she was shot to death on February 14, 2013.

During the course of the investigation into her death, police downloaded the text messages. Police Capt. Francois Moller testified that 90 percent of the texts were not alarming. However, several texts from Steenkamp portrayed Pistorius as short tempered and jealous.

"I'm scared of you sometimes, of how you snap at me."

"You have picked on me incessantly."

"I was not flirting with anyone today and I feel sick that you suggested that."

"You do everything to throw tantrums... I'm certainly very unhappy and sad."

Pistorius, a former Olympian, has admitted he shot Steenkamp but claims that he mistook her for a burglar in the bathroom of his residence on February 14, 2013.


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