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Scream Was Actually Pistorius, Defense Lawyer Suggests

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Oscar Pistorius in court on the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, on March 4, 2014. Lawyers for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will on March 4 resume a searing cross-examination of a key witness at his murder trial who claims to have heard screams, then shots, as his girlfriend was killed. The second day of Pistorius's trial for the Valentine's Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp will begin with lawyer Barry Roux redoubling efforts to pick apart the prosecution's premier witness.
Oscar Pistorius in court on the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, on March 4, 2014. Lawyers for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will on March 4 resume a searing cross-examination of a key witness at his murder trial who claims to have heard screams, then shots, as his girlfriend was killed. The second day of Pistorius's trial for the Valentine's Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp will begin with lawyer Barry Roux redoubling efforts to pick apart the prosecution's premier witness. ANTOINE DE RAS / AFP - Getty Images

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Oscar Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux questioned whether witness Michelle Burger knows the difference between a male and female scream and gunshots and the sound of a cricket bat hitting a door on Day Two of the sprinter's murder trial.

Burger, who is a university lecturer, lives 187 meters from the South African athlete's home. On Monday, Burger testified that she heard a "blood-curdling" scream and then "four gunshots" on the night Pistorius' girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was slain.

The trial continues.

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