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Pistorius trial: Reeva 'wanted to leave', prosecutor claims

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel accuses Pistorius of a "concocted version" of events. Photo: Antoine de Ras/Reuters

Reeva Steenkamp wanted to leave Oscar Pistorius' home on the night the athlete fatally shot her, the prosecution claimed today.

In another day of intense cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel repeatedly accused Mr Pistorius of "tailoring his evidence" to suit his defence and pointed to what he described as numerous inconsistencies in the runner's testimony.

The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed in the courtroom. Credit: Antoine de Ras/Reuters

Mr Nel said that a pair of Ms Steenkamp's jeans, seen on the floor of the bedroom, indicated that she was getting dressed to leave her boyfriend's house as the pair 'argued' in the early hours of the morning.

He claimed Mr Pistorius then fired four shots at her, knowing she was in his bathroom.

Mr Pistorius denied this, saying the fact that the jeans were inside out showed that Ms Steenkamp had merely taken them off.

He insisted that the pair had not argued and stuck to the defence that he believed an intruder was in his bathroom.

Pistorius appeared drained as he left court. Credit: Themba Hadebe/AP

The Paralympian broke down as he told court that he approached the door screaming: "Get the f*** out of my house."

Mr Nel responded by claiming "that's exactly what you shouted at Reeva".

Court was adjourned several times so that Mr Pistorius could compose himself - including one instance where he repeatedly cried "I did not fire at Reeva".

Questioning is set to continue tomorrow morning. Mr Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

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