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Updated: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:02:52 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Oscar Pistorius murder trial hears testimony from neighbours



Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of the trial of the Olympic and Paralympic track star at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (© SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEADSHOT)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of the trial of the Olympic and Paralympic track star at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY HEADSHOT) - RTR3G0J2 Kim Ludbrook/Pool/Reuters

A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has returned to the stand to give evidence in the star athlete's murder trial in South Africa.

Charl Johnson, who says he heard gunshots and a woman screaming on the night Pistorius killed girlfriend ReevaSteenkamp, was testifying at Thursday's proceedings. Johnson left the stand Wednesday to retrieve some notes he said he made after Steenkamp's shooting death.

Lead defence lawyer Barry Roux was cross-examining Johnson, who lives around 177 metres from the house where Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Pistorius, a double-amputee runner who competed at the 2012 Olympics, is charged with murder with premeditation after shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door. Pistorius says the killing was accidental because he thought she was an intruder in his home.

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