Pistorius resumes testifying in murder trial

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Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

File: In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 file photo a mourner holds a program with a photo of Reeva Steenkamp at her funeral in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. A sobbing Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a photo of her bloodied head wounds while testifying at his murder trial Wednesday, April 9, 2014, turning away from the gruesome image as the prosecutor urged the star athlete to “take responsibility†for killing her. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial and is being challenged by the chief prosecutor, who has disputed the athlete’s account that he mistakenly killed his girlfriend in his home last year.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel was questioning Pistorius on Thursday, a day after a graphic photo of Reeva Steenkamp’s head wounds from a gunshot was shown in court.

In Wednesday’s court session, Nel asked the double-amputee runner to look at the photo and take responsibility for what he did, but Pistorius refused to look at the image, saying he didn’t need to because he had been at the scene.

Pistorius says he shot Steenkamp by accident, mistaking her for an intruder. The prosecution says he intentionally killed her after an argument.

Associated Press

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