The chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has repeated threats apparently made by Pistorius to a rival, when he is alleged to have said:
I'll dash him up and break his legs
The prosecutor says "you can't say this was merely 'boy talk'." The magistrate then asks:
What kind of life would Pistorius lead if he flees, given his prostheses?
A friend of Pistorius in the public gallery mutters "Exactly."
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