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A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified at the double-amputee runner's murder trial that he always carried a firearm ...
and that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he fatally shot last year. (March 7)
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DURATION:-----------------------------------------1:11SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYPretoria, South Africa - March 7, 20141. Mid of Oscar Pistorius entering courtPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYPretoria, South Africa - March 7, 20142. Zoom to Pistorious3. Wide of court room4. Mid of court room++COVERED++5. UPSOUND (English) Samantha Taylor, former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius (off camera) (Transcript Below)6. FULLSCREEN GRAPHIC of soundbite7. Mid of court room++COVERED++8. UPSOUND (English) Samantha Taylor, former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius (off camera) (Transcript Below)9. FULLSCREEN GRAPHIC of soundbite10. Various of court roomVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:AT THE FIFTH DAY OF THE MURDER TRIAL OF OLYMPIAN OSCAR PISTORIUS --A FORMER GIRLFRIEND'S TESTIMONY DESCRIBED THE DOUBLE-AMPUTEE RUNNER'S TEMPER AND GUNPLAY.SAMANTHA TAYLOR SAID PISTORIUS ALWAYS CARRIED A FIREARM --AND SOMETIMES SHOUTED ANGRILY AT HER AND HER FRIENDS.UPSOUND (English) Samantha Taylor, former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius (off camera):"After we left there Oscar and Darren (Fresco, a friend of Pistorius), were pretty anxious and a little bit irritated with the policeman and so they laughed and they said that they wanted to shoot a robot (traffic light) and then Oscar shot a bullet out the sun roof."TAYLOR ALSO SAID PISTORIUS WOULD SLEEP WITH A GUN NEARBY.UPSOUND (English) Samantha Taylor, former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius (off camera):"He placed his firearm next to his bedside, on the bedside table or next to his legs on the floor."LATER -- A SECURITY GUARD WORKING IN PISTORIUS' GATED COMMUNITY TESTIFIED THAT THE ATHLETE TOLD HIM EVERYTHING WAS "FINE" -- WHEN HE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE NEIGHBORS' REPORTS OF GUNSHOTS ON THE NIGHT STEENKAMP WAS KILLED.PISTORIUS IS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER FOR KILLING STEENKAMP. PROSECUTORS SAID HE DID IT DURING AN ARGUMENT BUT HE INSISTS IT WAS A MISTAKE -- AND THAT HE SHOT FOUR TIMES THROUGH A LOCKED DOOR BELIEVING AN INTRUDER WAS BEHIND IT.SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press