Oscar Pistorius laughs during his court appearance on the third day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, on March 5, 2014.(AFP PHOTO/ POOL/ ALON SKUYI)
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Oscar Pistorius fired a gun in a restaurant, grazing a friend's foot, and then asked someone else to take the blame, the third day of the South African athlete's murder trial heard Wednesday.Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux attempted to show written statements and testimony from Charl Johnson and Michelle Burger contained "remarkable coincidences" that could not be accidental.Earlier, in vivid testimony that cast doubt on Pistorius' claims of a "tragic accident," the pair told the court they heard a screams then gunshots on Valentine's Day 2013 at Pistorius' home.Johnson earlier told the court that on Feb. 14, 2013 he was woken by a woman's screams and ran to his balcony, less than 200 meters from Pistorius' home.Another neighbor, second witness Estelle van der Merwe, who lives less than 100 meters away from Pistorius' home, also told the court she heard arguing coming from the house.
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