Burger says she never looked for a light on at Oscar Pistorius' house. At the time, she could see Pistorius' house from her balcony.
Gerrie Nel objects again, imploring the court to move on saying that Burger has answered the question multiple times.
Roux is now calling into question Burger's hearing saying that what she heard is different from other people who were closer to Pistorius' house heard.
Witness Michell Burger is being very patient with advocate Barry Roux. She repeatedly reaffirms her statement. She's adamant she heard a woman and a man scream. She says "I'm 100% convinced I heard gun shots that evening."
Roux to Burger: You come from an attitude that when you heard Mr. Pistorius' version of events at the bail application you immediately decided it was not true.
Burger: I did not hear a cricket bat hitting a door.
Roux is questioning Burger's experience with guns and gun shots. Burger says she's been to a shooting range once. She maintains that what she heard that night was not the sound of a cricket bat hitting a door, it was a gun shot. Roux says sounds are strange at night, seemingly trying to create reasonable doubt.
Roux is now questioning when Burger went to sleep and how she could've gone to sleep after a traumatic event. Burger says "my sister's baby died on Friday night and I slept. I can sleep after traumatic events."
Oscar Pistorius alternates between looking at Barry Roux and Michell Burger, and taking notes.
Burger says she only heard the shots, not the cricket bat. She says she could have been too far away to hear the cricket bat. Roux says "that's my point"
Roux says it's plausible that the banging of a cricket bat against the bathroom door could have sounded like gun shots.
Roux is now reading Pistorius' statement of events to Burger and asks her to listen "without being judgmental."
Now we're back to the question of if gun shots could've been fired while Michell Burger was asleep.
It’s worth noting that when Burger addresses Barry Roux she
says “my lady.” That’s because technically she’s addressing judge Thokozile
Masipa, who is a woman.
Michell Burger is coming back into the courtroom. The judge tells her she's still under oath.
Nel objects to Roux's line of questioning. Burger is excused from the courtroom while the advocates and judge discuss her statement.
Burger is clarifying why there's no mention of the emotion she felt that night in her statement to the police captain. She says they spoke about it before he started taking her statement.
From Richard Greene in the overflow room at the courthouse: Oscar Pistorius continues to take notes.
Roux is now reading a portion of Burger's statement back to her. He's pointing out that what Burger has told the court today has more drama to it. He also says her statement only mentions one scream.
Gerrie Nel objects, saying that in Afrikaans you don't say "I heard the woman screams" when talking about more than one scream. Those in court laugh.
Court is back in session, hopefully there are enough copies of Burger's statement for everyone who needs one.
Roux is now reading Burger's previous statement back to her but there aren't enough copies for all the relevant court people to follow along with, so we're taking a quick break to get more.
Burger: I didn't sit there with a stopwatch and take down when each shot happened.
Roux says in response "You're not sure ... you're speculating."
To keep things clear, Barry Roux is an advocate for Oscar Pistorius. Michell Burger is a witness called by the state. Roux is cross-examining Burger.
Burger is now retelling her account of what happened, from the beginning. Roux is taking it step by step.
Judge is now asking both sides if the interpretation can be relied on.
Roux is not letting up. He's still pushing on the matter of her saying it was a "confusing evening." Roux has asked Burger if the interpreter is doing a good job. Burger says that she's willing to talk in English, if it's easier for the court.
Roux asks what Burger meant when she said it was a "confusing evening." Burger says in English: "The events of that evening were extremely traumatic for me."
Burger's voice cracks a bit. "It was a very emotional situation to have to hear," she says.