Pistorius murder trial continues

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, marking the start of the Olympian's murder trial that had South Africans watching live broadcasting of the proceedings against their country's most famous living citizen.

The trial started 90 minutes late with Pistorius pleading not guilty to all four charges against him: murder, two charges relating to discharge of firearm in a public place and one charge of illegal possession of ammunition.
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Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Theana Breugem, Pool)

Sister of Oscar Pistorius, Aimee, right, listens to cross questioning in court during his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, Pool)

A picture of the street in which Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius lives is shown during the fifth day of trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

A picture of the street in which Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius lives is shown during the fifth day of trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Schalk van Zuydam/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Aimee Pistorius, sister of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar, rests her head on an unidentified woman's shoulder during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Aimee Pistorius, sister of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar, rests her head on an unidentified woman's shoulder during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Theana Breugem/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius greets members of the African National Congress Women's League during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius greets members of the African National Congress Women's League during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Theana Breugem/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW POLITICS)

Pistorius sits in the dock during the fifth day of his trial in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during the fifth day of his trial, for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 7, 2014.REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

State Prosecutor Nel speaks during the the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius in Pretoria

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks during the fifth day of the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

An unidentified family friend of the Steenkamp family glances at Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

An unidentified family friend of the Steenkamp family glances at Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during the fifth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 05: Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves North Gauteng High Court during a break on the third day of his trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on March 5, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denies the allegation claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder inside their home on Valentines Day 2013. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Member of ANCWL wears picture of late Reeva Steenkamp as she attends Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

A member of the ANCWL (African National Congress Women's League) wears a picture of late Reeva Steenkamp as she attends Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 5, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 05: Oscar Pistorius walks back to North Gauteng High Court after a break on the third day of his trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on March 5, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denies the allegation claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder inside their home on Valentines Day 2013. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius confers with his lawyer Barry Roux on the third day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius confers with his lawyer Barry Roux on the third day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)

Oscar Pistorius blocks his ears inside the high court on the second day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius sits with his head in his hands in the dock on the third day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court on the third day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, center rear, arrives at the high court for the third day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Oscar Pistorius, hugs his sister Aimee, right, inside court at the end of the second day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 5 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court on March 5, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Oscar Pistorius, stands accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2014. This is Pistorius' official trial, the result of which will determine the paralympian athlete's fate. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images - Pool/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius, left, in the dock turns back to speak with his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, standing at left, and his brother Carl, standing at right, on the second day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius leaves court after the second day of the trial of the Olympic and Paralympic track star at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius leaves court after 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/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Oscar Pistorius, center, is escorted out of the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius sits in the dock during Pistorius' trial for murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp, at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria,

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 3, 2014. The first witness at Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life. Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering model Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

June Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, left, wipes her face with a tissue at the start the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, marking the start of the Olympian's murder trial that had South Africans watching live broadcasting of the proceedings against their country's most famous living citizen. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, center front, arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo) SOUTH AFRICA OUT

Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius arrives back in court after a lunch break during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives back in court after a lunch break during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 3, 2014.The first witness at Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life. Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 3, 2014. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW)

Carl Pistorius, at center in blue suit, the brother of Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

The family members of Pistorius sit in court ahead of his trial in Pretoria

The family members of Oscar Pistorius sit in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 3, 2014. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes.REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Pistorius sits in court ahead of his trial in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius sits in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 3, 2014. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

People run after the car that is transporting Oscar Pistorius from the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

People run after the car that is transporting Oscar Pistorius from the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius hugs his brother Carl Pistorius during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius hugs his brother Carl Pistorius (facing camera) during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 3, 2014. The first witness at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life. Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: Media and locals swarm around the car carrying Oscar Pistorius as he leaves North Gauteng High Court at the end of the first day of his trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on March 3, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denies the allegation claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder inside their home on Valentines Day 2013. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: Oscar Pistorius (L) is escorted by police as he leaves North Gauteng High Court at the end of the first day of his trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on March 3, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denies the allegation claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder inside their home on Valentines Day 2013. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius smiles in court during his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey Media24-Pool)

Oscar Pistorius Is Tried For The Murder Of His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: Oscar Pistorius (2nd right) leaves North Gauteng High Court at the end of the first day of his trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on March 3, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius denies the allegation claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder inside their home on Valentines Day 2013. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius packs up documents for a lunch break in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

State prosecutor Nel reads out the charge sheet during the trial of Pistorius in Pretoria

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads out the charge sheet during the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 3, 2014. "Blade Runner" Pistorius pleaded not guilty on Monday to murdering his girlfriend at the start of a trial with massive media cover that could see one of global sports' most admired role models go to jail for life. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Carl Pistorius, right, the brother of Oscar Pistorius walks outside the high court before the start of his brother's trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Oscar Pistorius waits for the start of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)