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Doctor testifies how he found Reeva Steenkamp dying

Pretoria, South Africa - In a dramatic day of testimony at the Oscar Pretorius murder trial, a radiologist Thursday told the court how he saw the Paralympian’s model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dying moments after he had shot her.

Radiologist Johan Stipp said he drove to Pistorius’ Pretoria home after hearing the gunshots in the early hours of Valentines Day last year.

“Oscar was crying, saying please let her live,' radiologist Johan Stipp said during questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel.  'He was saying he would dedicate his life to God if she will only live.'

The Radiologist said it was clear that she was dying and could not be be saved.

Meanwhile, Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux has continued his strategy of attempting to cast doubt on the credibility of neighbours who told the court they were woken by a woman's cries for help on the night Steenkamp died.

Charl Johnson and his wife Michelle Burger have both testified that the screams were followed by gunshots.

However, Roux has argued that the couple had mistaken the sound of Pistorius hitting a toilet door with a cricket bat for gunshots.

Pistorius has admitted shooting Steenkamp but he claims he mistook her for an intruder.

Pistorius, who was born with deformed legs which were partially amputated, shot to international stardom by running on carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs.

At the 2012 London Olympics, he reached the 400 metres semi-final competing against able-bodied athletes

Pana 07/08/2014