A cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius ended with the prosecutor in the murder trial giving a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend.
On another intense day of questioning, prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel accuses Oscar Pistorius of "tailoring his evidence".
One of South Africa's top attorneys said it was beyond belief that Reeva Steenkamp would have remained silent with Pistorius shouting.
Oscar Pistorius has denied making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp at his trial in Pretoria today, South African media reported.
Lawyers for Kim Myers alleged that Pistorius whispered to her, "How can you you sleep at night?" as he walked past her after his trial was adjourned today.
Lawyer Ian Levitt said the comment had been made "in a very sinister way", although Pistorius denied that he had spoken to Myers.
The claim could leave Pistorius open to an additional charge of witness intimidation in the trial.
A next door neighbour of Oscar Pistorius, Mr Michael Nhlengethwa, has told the court that he heard "very loud" crying coming from the surrounding area on February 14th 2013, on the night of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
The defence witness said: "The way he cried, there is a difference between one who is crying because they are just sad. Also there is crying when you are in danger and need help. The crying we heard in the early hours, the person was very desperate for help."
A defence witness in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius told the court on Monday she feared the double amputee would shoot himself with the gun he used to kill his girlfriend, on Valentine's Day last year.
Carice Viljoen and her father Johan, the manager of the housing complex where the runner and his girlfriend lived, were first on the scene after the 27-year-old shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial, which resumed in Pretoria today, how the athlete appeared "broken" after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
ITV News Lewis Vaughan-Jones reports:
Johan Stander was the first person Pistorius phoned after the shooting last year - and said he was desperately trying to save Reeva's life. Pistorius denies deliberately killing her.
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo is tweeting from the Pretoria courtroom where Oscar Pistorius' neighbour Johan Stander is giving evidence in the athlete's murder trial.
Describes seeing Pistorius carrying Reeva down the stairs. Pistorius asked him to help him take Reeva to hospital
"He was broken. He was screaming. He was crying. He was praying" Stander says
A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius is the next witness in the athlete's murder trial and first since proceedings resumed after an Easter break.
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo has tweeted from Pretoria:
Next witness is Johan Stander, neighbour of Pistorius. They first met in May 2009
The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is set to resume today.
Pistorius, 27, is on trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentines Day last year in his Pretoria home. He insists he killed the 29-year-old law graduate and model after mistaking her for an intruder hiding in the toilet. The case was adjourned on 17th April.
Oscar Pistorius' family have denied that the athlete had "any form of emotional coaching" ahead of his high-profile murder trial.
A blog from South African columnist Jani Allen alleged that the runner had acting lessons before appearing in court charged with the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In a statement, the family said the claim was "devoid of any truth", adding that "Ms Allen has never met Oscar Pistorius and any knowledge she professes to have of our client can only be described as fictitious".
Oscar Pistorius' trial will be postponed from tomorrow until May 5th following a request from the prosecution.
As there are elections and a series of public holidays over the next few weeks, the break will amount to seven working days.