Oscar Pistorius’ slain girlfriend was ‘scared’ of his temper, court hears

Model Reeva Steenkamp told boyfriend Oscar Pistorius she was “scared” of his short temper in multiple text messages weeks before she was shot to death by the Paralympian, a South African court has heard. The sportsman is currently on trial, accused of murdering Steenkamp in the bathroom of his home in Pretoria last year (Feb13).
He has denied one charge of murder and three firearms offences, insisting he mistook the South African beauty for an intruder and opened fire, but police detectives have now uncovered a number of exchanges between Steenkamp and Pistorius, documenting her fears about the athlete’s bad temper.
In one message, read out in court on Monday (24Mar14) by police captain Francois Moller, she wrote, “I’m scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me and of how u (sic) will react to me”.
Another text read, “I can’t be attacked by outsiders for dating u AND be attacked by you, the one person I deserve protection from”, while she also wrote, “You make me happy 90 percent (sic) of the time and I think we are amazing together… I just want to love and be loved. Be happy and make someone SO happy. Maybe we can’t do that for each other. Cos right now I know u aren’t happy and I am certainly very unhappy and sad (sic).”
Despite the worrying messages, Captain Moller claimed that of the more than 1,000 messages discovered by cops, about 90 per cent of the conversations were normal and “loving” exchanges.
The trial continues.