Martin says every December, Steenkamp spent a month with her parents in Port Elizabeth. "Family was everything," Martin says.
Steenkamp's first permanent job was with Fashion TV, according to Martin
Steenkamp moved to Joburg to break away from the abusive relationship and pursue a modeling career.
Steenkamps first modeling paycheck went to her parents to pay for schooling.
Martin describes this as a life changing moment - Steenkamp realized that life could change in an instant while undergoing treatment.
Steenkamp broke her back in a horse riding accident when she was in school. She was put in traction according to Martin.
Steenkamp at one point had a relationship with a jockey who worked for her dad. It was an emotionally abuse relationship according to Martin.
Nel now asks about Steenkamp's relationships with men
Martin says Steenkamp was able to go to law school because she got a scholarship
Steenkamp went to an all-girls convent school
Martin says Reeva Steenkamp did very well in school.
Martin says June Steenkamp also worked very hard
Martin describes how the Steenkamp family moved to Port Elizabeth but their financial situation didn't get better.
Martin: For long as I can remember they battled
Martin describes how the Steenkamp had a strained financial situation
Martin says Steenkamp had a nurturing personality from a very young age
Martin's voice quivers a bit but she's managing to maintain herself.
Martin describes meeting Steenkamp for the first time when she was a baby. Steenkamp was the first baby Martin held.
Martin describes how the two families grew up close to each other. Barry Steenkamp had horse stables and Martin and her sister rode horses.
Martin's father is brothers with Reeva Steenkamp's dad Barry
Martin is Reeva Steenkamp's cousin. She won't be shown on camera.
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel calls his first witness - Kim Martin
Court is back in session.
Now Nel says he needs an hour and a half. This will include the lunch break. Court is adjourned
He says he won't be long with them, Masipa says she's not taking him at his word for that - with a smile.
Nel wants time to go over evidence with witnesses.
Roux says that Pistorius doesn't want the money back and gave it to the Steenkamps unconditionally
Portions of the statement are below.
The Steenkamp lawyer hands in copies of the statement.
Roux wants to read the statement into the court record.
Roux says he has no more witnesses but brings up the statement made by the Steenkamp family regarding the payments Pistorius made to them.
Vergeer answers and Judge Masipa is done.
Her question is about Vergeer's assertion that Pistorius was faced with an eye-opening experience when he was detained by the police while he awaited the bail hearing.
Judge Masipa has a question for Vergeer.
Roux has one about the Dewani case but Vergeer doesn't know the answer. He has no further questions.
Nel has no further questions.
Dewani tried to avoid extradition to South Africa to face trial because of the conditions in South African prisons. He was ultimately extradited and is currently on trial.
Nel says the court shouldn't rely on Vergeer's report and that she's biased against imprisonment.
Vergeer stressing she's not biased, Nel saying she is.