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04/10/2014 01:17 pm ET | Updated Apr 10, 2014

Key Moments From Day Two Of Cross-Exam from Pistorius Trial

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Oscar Pistorious was grilled by prosecutor Gerrie Nel on day two of cross-examination in the star athlete's murder trial.

Pistorious is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorious claims he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her through a closed toilet cubicle at his home on Feb. 14, 2013.

Below are some of the highlights from Nel and Pistorious' exchanges.

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    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel portrayed Pistorius as egotistical and uncaring during cross-examination on Wednesday. "Your life is just about you," Nel said.
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    From the AP: Nel asserted that Pistorius was sometimes mean to Steenkamp, pressing him about her objection to him playing a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar on a car stereo. Pistorius referred to the song in a cellular telephone message to Steenkamp that acknowledged her objections and has been included as evidence in the trial. The prosecutor asked if the name of the song was "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," but Pistorius said he couldn't remember the specific song. Nel responded that Steenkamp would have been right to take offense.
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    At one point during cross-exam, Nel told Pistorius, "You just don't want to accept responsibility for anything."
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    Nel noted that in all the text messages between Steenkamp and Pistorius, the words "I love you" never appeared. "Never to you and you never to her," Nel said, addressing Pistorius. "I never got the opportunity to tell Reeva that I loved her," Pistorius said.
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    From the Associated Press: Nel also accused Pistorius of ignoring the concerns of Steenkamp's family by apologizing to them at the beginning of his testimony this week, rather than seeking to express his condolences in private. Steenkamp's mother, June, has attended court sessions this week. "Why would you create a spectacle in court, in the public domain, in the public eye," Nel said. "Why did you put them through this?" Pistorius responded that he had thought Steenkamp's family was not ready to meet him. "I completely understand where they're coming from," he said. "It's not that I haven't thought about them."

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