Pistorius now faces 'sinister' allegation

Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a “sinister” comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom on Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. 

A lawyer for Kim Myers, who was close to Steenkamp, said Pistorius, who denied the allegation, approached Myers in the Pretoria courtroom and said to her “how can you sleep at night?”

Lawyer Ian Levitt told The Associated Press that Myers said Pistorius made the remark in a “very sinister way.”

Steenkamp, whom Pistorius shot and killed last year, lived with the Myers family and they say they were her second family.

“My client views this unwelcome approach as extremely disturbing and I have been in communication with the national prosecuting authorities,” Levitt said in a later statement.He told the AP that Myers was “shocked” and did not know what the remark referred to.

“It’s important to confirm this. It was in front of witnesses. Journalists have witnessed this,” Levitt said. A reporter also alleges that he overheard the double-amputee Olympian making the comment to Myers.

Pistorius told reporters in the courtroom that he did not make the comment and hadn’t spoken to members of the Myers family for weeks. 

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