Oscar’s ex spills beans to police
AN ex-girlfriend of murder accused Oscar Pistorius has spilled the beans to the police.
Sister paper City Press reports that Samantha Taylor has turned state witness. She dated the Paralympian athlete before he started seeing model Reeva Steenkamp at the end of last year.
Taylor told the police about an incident during which she and Pistorius were driving on the highway with the sunroof open.
Taylor was driving when “Oscar allegedly stood up and fired shots through the sunroof”, City Press was reliably told.
This evidence may lead the state to lay more charges against the athlete for the reckless and negligent discharge of a firearm.
Pistorius is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
eNCA revealed yesterday morning that the National Prosecuting Authority had told Pistorius’s lawyers of their plan to charge him with two counts of recklessly discharging a gun in a public place. The lawyers refused to comment. If Pistorius’s lawyers object to the charges being added, the two new charges would not be included in Monday’s indictment, City Press was told.
The other charge relates to Pistorius “accidentally” firing a shot at the Tasha’s restaurant in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, earlier this year.
Pistorius is already facing charges of murder and the unlawful possession of ammunition.
During his bail application earlier this year, the state tried to portray Pistorius as trigger-happy with little regard for safety regulations.