Reeva Texted Pistorius: 'I'm Scared of You'
Couple's WhatsApp revealed in court today
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2014 9:56 AM CDT
June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, right, with unidentified woman leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

(Newser) – Another neighbor testified at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today, saying she heard "terrified, terrified screaming" that didn't sound as though it was emanating from an enclosed space, like a bathroom, the morning of Reeva Steenkamp's death, the Telegraph reports. But the most attention-grabbing part of today's testimony took the form of texts between Pistorius and Steenkamp, which were shown on monitors. While a police IT expert said 90% of the WhatsApp messages were normal and "loving," a small portion showed a complicated, jealous relationship. A sampling, per Sky News, the Telegraph, and the Independent:

  • Steenkamp: "I'm scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me and of how u will react to me."
  • "I do everything to make u happy and to not say anything to rock the boat with u. You do everything to throw tantrums in front of people."
  • "I'm sorry you think I was hitting on my friend's husband and u think so little of me. I just want to be loved and to love. Right now I am very unhappy and sad"
  • "I can't be attacked by outsiders for dating you and then be attacked by you..the one person I need protection from."
  • Pistorius: "I was standing tight behind me watching you touch his arm. But when I left, u just kept on chatting to him. I'm sorry I asked u to stop touching my neck."
  • Pistorious admitted he is "tired and sick" but that doesn't excuse his jealous behavior.
  • Apparently in reference to a shooting incident, he wrote "Angel, please don't say a thing to any one, Darren told everyone it was his fault. I can't afford for that to come out. The guys promised not to say a thing."
The Telegraph notes the prosecution's case is expected to close this week.

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Pharaoh
Mar 25, 2014 8:18 AM CDT
The Lil PUNK wanna be a big man is GUILTY as sin. He lied to the Security Officer when they called HIM about the shots (he denied the shooting-WHY would he?)..that's a FACT! He was jealous of the WOMAN/GF he murdered and very insecure with SELF-FACT( Text messages)..and the IDIOT flashed around GUNS everywhere he WENT, again insecure and brainless. His GF was going to LEAVE him, she knew this, he knew this.. so as the aged old thing with MALES, if I can't have you? Then no one will have you.. so he SHOT her basically murdered her, making it look like a accident? The CASE is not WEAK at all, this is south Africa, the Judge(My LADY) makes the decision upon his FATE, not a jury which can be BIAS and STUPID becuz of celebrity status as the jury in America...who often let a KILLER go free. AT the least he should be charged with a weapon' violation, which is STILL a heavy crime in SA...(which is prison time for sure.. this Lil Punk Killer better start with a plea if such a thing exist in SA courts)... he right out chased his GF down in the residence, she was screaming for help( the neighbors heard this PRIOR to the SHOTS fired) he shot her thru the bath door killing her... there's nothing weak about the case to the DUMB-naysayers(smh),..one thing for sure we KNOW.. he told the Security Officer there was NOTHING wrong when the S.O. called him(why would he say this when he just shot someone in his residence?) ...becuz Neighbors heard SCREAMS FIRST then shots..
charlesSpeirceCLONE
Mar 24, 2014 4:22 PM CDT
the case is weak. He will be acquitted
BrushMan
Mar 24, 2014 3:06 PM CDT
These people are thirty-something? Their conversations sound like teenagers.