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Oscar Pistorius

Murder Trial Begins

I Heard 'Bloodcurdling Screams'

3/3/2014 5:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303-oscar-pistorius-GettyOlympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrived to court in South Africa for Day 1 of his murder trial Monday -- and it's already getting intense ... with a neighbor saying she heard "bloodcurdling screams" the night of the shooting. 

Pistorius -- aka "Blade Runner" -- shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 -- and he's been charged with premeditated murder. Oscar pleaded not guilty to the shooting -- and claims it was accidental because he thought Reeva was an intruder who got inside the house. 

Today, Oscar's neighbor recounted what she remembered from that night -- "Just after 3, I woke up from a woman's terrible screams. Then I also heard a man screaming for help. Three times he yelled for help."

The neighbor said her husband immediately called authorities. 

The entire trial is expected to last about 3 weeks -- if convicted, Oscar faces life in prison.

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1.

cluesarethere    

Definitely guilty....

150 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

God was right in taking his legs away, what a scuumbag

150 days ago
3.

Vote2012    

Guilty....if he committed this crime in Hollywood he would get off with no problem.

150 days ago
4.

StevenB    

TMZ forgot to mention that he showed up to court with his new girlfriend.

150 days ago
5.

Mary    

Something has bothered me about this from the beginning. Why would a woman in a long term relationship lock the bathroom door if she needs the facility at night. I barely even close it so I won't disturb my husband.

149 days ago

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