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PRETORIA, South Africa -- For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home. Michelle Burger, a neighbour of Pistorius who took the stand on the second day of a trial watched around the world, remained calm through intense questioning by the chief defence lawyer. In a final exchange with the lead prosecutor on Tuesday, however, emotion washed over her as she recalled what she described as the terrified screams of a woman early on Valentines Day last year. "When Im in the shower, I relive her shouts," Burger said in an apparent reference to her trauma just after the shooting, when a police captain took her statement. When Gerrie Nel, the prosecutor, asked her about her emotions at the time, she said the experience was "quite raw" and her voice broke. Nel asked her how she was coping now. "Im coping fine," Burger insisted. "Its been a year." Burger, a university lecturer, lives 177 metres (193 yards) from Pistorius house, where his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, died in what the runner said was an accident. Burger testified that she heard a man and a woman shouting, then the sound of four gunshots. She said the womans screams continued during the gunshots and quickly faded away after the final one. She was the first witness called by the prosecution, which contends that Pistorius intentionally killed Steenkamp after a loud argument. Her testimony contradicts Pistorius account. He says he fired four times through the toilet cubicle door, hitting Steenkamp three times in the head, arm and hip or side area after thinking she was a dangerous intruder. He has pleaded not guilty. The defence contends that Burger may have been asleep when the gunshots were fired, and then mistakenly thought she was hearing gunfire when in fact it was the sound of Pistorius breaking the toilet cubicle door with a cricket bat after realizing he had shot his girlfriend. During cross-examination of Burger, chief defence lawyer Barry Roux suggested that she was mistaken in saying that she heard a woman screaming and that it was actually Pistorius shouting for help in a high voice after accidentally shooting Steenkamp. Giving sometimes grisly details of the killing of the 29-year-old model, Roux said Steenkamp was shot in the head, which would have resulted in brain damage and "no cognitive function" and so she wouldnt have been able to scream just after the last bullet struck, as Burger testified. Roux said that an expert would later testify in the trial that "with the head shot, she (Steenkamp) would have dropped down immediately." Burger disagreed. "I heard her voice just after the last shot," she said. "It faded away." Her husband, Charl Johnson, also testified that "the last scream faded moments after the last gunshot was fired." Burger also said that the man she heard -- before the sound of the gunfire -- was calling for help, a piece of testimony that muddied the prosecutions narrative that Pistorius was the aggressor. Challenged by Roux, Burger speculated that perhaps the voice was that of Pistorius ridiculing Steenkamps calls for help. "Was it a mockery? I dont know. Im not Mr. Pistorius," she said. Pistorius, who faces a minimum of 25 years in prison without parole if convicted of premeditated murder, took notes during testimony and huddled with lawyers during adjournments. His collected demeanour contrasted with his sometimes distraught behaviour during a bail hearing last year, when he sobbed in court. At one point on Tuesday he covered his ears, but it wasnt clear why. Pistorius, 27, was born without fibula bones because of a congenital defect and his legs were amputated when he was 11 months old. He has run on carbon-fiber blades and was originally banned from competing against able-bodied peers because many argued that his blades gave him an unfair advantage. He was later cleared to compete. He is a multiple Paralympic medallist but he failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Steenkamps mother, June, said in a television interview that she did not want to live with bitterness. "Ive lost everything thats important to me, and still, I can forgive. I can forgive," she told NBCs "Today" show. "One must forgive." June Steenkamp was in court Monday, hoping to look Pistorius in the eye. But, she said, Pistorius "never looked my way, or he didnt have an opportunity to do that." Judge Thokozile Masipa will ultimately deliver the verdict and decide on any sentence. South Africa has no trial by jury. 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We asked former Arsenal and Leicester striker - and Sky Sports Now guest - Alan Smith to give each side a grade based on their 90-minute performance in the Premier League or FA Cup over the weekend.So how did your team fare? Did they get an A+ or an F, or somewhere in between? Read on to see how your team has been ranked, starting with the Premier League...Premier League grades Premier League results Man City 4-0 Stoke City Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal Leicester 4-0 Swansea Leicester - A+ Jamie Redknapp was full of praise after watching Riyad Mahrez’s performance in Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea What a performance. I thought it could be a bit nervy, but the early goal got them on the road and they didnt look back. It was a celebration of everything thats been good about them this season.They didnt miss a beat despite Jamie Vardys absence and it would have meant a lot to the squad because nobody wants to be called a one-man team. I dont think we ever thought they were, but Leonardo Ulloa and Jeff Schlupp came in and did brilliantly to replace Vardys goals. A great day all round.Man City - A Jamie Redknapp says he is impressed with Manchester Citys Kelechi Iheanacho It looked very comfortable for City and with a Champions League match looming, they were effectively playing for places. Manuel Pellegrini played a strong side, although he left out Kevin De Bruyne. Kelechi Iheanacho once again showed us what a quality finisher he is. It was just the run-out they would have wanted ahead of the semi-final.Chelsea - A Eden Hazard scored his first Premier League goals of the season at Bournemouth It was one of Chelseas better performances this season. Cesc Fabregas was getting on the ball and kept them ticking over and he really ran the show at the Vitality Stadium. Eden Hazard got his first couple of goals in the league too, so Chelsea will be very pleased overall.Southampton - A-Shane Long has had a very good season. Hes been a player in and out at a few clubs, but hes been important to Southampton this year, and he was again on Saturday. For Ronald Koeman, it was a good win, albeit over Aston Villa, and after the game he said they were far the better team. I dont think you can argue with that.Newcastle - B+ Newcastle fought back from two goals down to draw against Liverpool at Anfield They seem to have something going under Rafa Benitez, and it looks like a renewed spirit, with everybody working for each other. When you are two goals down at Anfield at half-time, you are thinking youve lost the match. But they got a goal and all of a sudden the belief seemed to flood through them. The equaliser came from an unlikely source in Jack Colback, but that 2-2 draw will feel like a win. Sunderland - B+I think its a good point for Sunderland. They are nice and organised at the moment, but there wasnt much to the penalty shouts for eiither side.dddddddddddd I dont think the Per Mertesacker one was a penalty and the DeAndre Yedlin one popped up off his body first. Those are always very difficult to call.Bournemouth - BGreat credit to Bournemouth for getting into the position where this loss to Chelsea doesnt mean too much. They faced a Blues team that played well, and Bournemouth didnt really threaten to win at any point.Liverpool - B- England duo Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana found the net for Liverpool against Newcastle It was a little bit of a check for Liverpool. You shouldnt throw away two-goal leads at home, but Newcastle are fighting for their lives. 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They did well in the end and pushed United very hard but just got done by the late goal. Its a B+ for Roberto Martinezs side because it was better than they have been in recent times.Watford - C Watford crashed out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage They were poor and failed to convince on the day. Odion Ighalo had a quiet game and they really need him firing to cause problems. To their credit, they did manage to peg Palace back, but in the end the better team won. It was a showpiece occasion and they didnt turn up. Also See: Mahrezs amazing story The making of Kane City-Real combined XI Live on Sky ' ' '

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