Roux has no further questions for Michelle Burger. Advocate Gerrie Nel now has the opportunity to redirect questions to Burger.
Roux is now asking Burger about her experience with gun shots and shooting ranges.
Roux reads a specific paragraph from the expert's statement about the bullet that hit Reeva Steenkamp in the head. Nel wants the previous paragraph included as well, because it was the fourth and final bullet that hit Steenkamp in the head. Therefore, Steenkamp could've been screaming during the first three shots.
Roux is asking how Burger could've heard screaming during the shots if the shots killed her. We're now going to see a statement from a ballistic expert who said the head shot that hit Reeva Steenkamp would've caused her to drop to the ground.
Gerrie Nel objects and Judge Masipa says Mr. Roux has exhausted this line of questioning.
Burger: I'm as honest as I can be to the court. Roux is pushing that she's not a reliable witness. He asks: Why would a man who just shot his girlfriend shout for help? Burger says she should ask Oscar Pistorius himself. "I'm not Mr. Pistorius, I do not know," she says.
Roux is saying that the screams for help that Burger heard were those of Oscar Pistorius, not Reeva Steenkamp. Burger says she distinctly heard two different voices. Roux points out that she's not a voice expert.
We're onto the "reliability" portion of the cross-examination.
We're back to the cricket bat sound being compared to gun shots. Burger says she can't see how a gun shot and a bat hitting a door could sound the same but says it would take an expert to figure that out. Burger says she doesn't know what a cricket bat sounds like when it hits a door. She also says she doesn't know what Oscar Pistorius sounds like when he's anxious and screaming.
Roux is going paragraph by paragraph pointing out all the similarities between the two statements. Burger keeps saying that it's because it's what they both heard, and that she didn't read her husband's statement.
Roux says that Michelle Burger used her husband's statement to craft her own.
Burger: That's not how it happened, Captain Van Aardt has integrity.
Roux: Paragraph by paragraph, the similarities are striking.
Burger says of course they're similar - they were at the same house at the same time and heard the same thing.
Burger says that their statements are similar because they were sleeping in the same bedroom, court chuckles.
Roux wants to go paragraph by paragraph to show the "striking similarity" of the two statements.
Roux is now showing Burger her husband's statement. Previously, Michelle Burger has said she and her husband gave their statements independently, and that she hadn't seen her husband's statement. Roux is saying that both statements are too similar to have been given independently.
Roux is saying that between the time Michelle Burger gave her statement until now there's been a lot of negative media coverage of the case which could have influence her. Burger denies that.
Court is back in session following the break for tea. Michelle Burger is still on the stand.
Gerrie Nel objects saying that Michelle Burger's face is being shown on television - directly against an court order. He asks for an adjournment. Judge Masipa agrees.
Roux asks Burger why she thinks Pistorius' version of events couldn't be true. She thought it was a robbery because of the way Reeva Steenkamp was screaming.
Judge Masipa says Burger needs to answer the question without giving an explanation, otherwise she could be in the witness box for the rest of the day.
State advocate Gerrie Nel objects and asks if we can move on. Nel says Burger has answered the question, the judge disagrees.
Roux and Burger are still disagreeing about whether or not she thought Pistorius was lying at his bail application hearing.
Burger is testifying in English.
Neighbor Michelle Burger is back on the stand. Pistorius' advocate Barry Roux will resume his cross examination. He says he's going to deal with two aspects today - credibility and reliability.
Here we go, the judge has arrived and court is back in session.