Oscar Pistorius murder trial adjourned until Friday in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is adjourned by the High Court in Pretoria until Friday as his defence team prepare to present their case.

The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned by the High Court in Pretoria until Friday 28.

The two-day break was granted by the judge after the prosecution wrapped up their proceedings after a collection of text messages between Pistorius and his deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court.

The double amputee is accused of murdering the South African model, whom he shot dead through a bathroom door at his home on Valentine's Day last year.

Yesterday, a message from Steenkamp to Pistorius just a few weeks before the fatal shooting, revealed that she was sometimes "scared" of the Paralympic champion.

Mobile phone expert Captain Francois Moller took to the stand on day 15 of the trial to be cross-examined by defence lawyer Barry Roux, who took the witness through a number of loving text messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp leading up to the shooting.

The court was also shown CCTV footage of Pistorius kissing his other half while they shopped just 10 days before Steenkamp was killed.

Pistorius, who is expected to give his version of events in court at some stage, denies murder by maintaining that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder when he fired the gunshots.

Oscar Pistorius appearing at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013
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