Week four of the Oscar Pistorius trial began Monday with a neighbor saying she heard screams from both a woman and a man on the morning the athlete shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The testimony from Anette Stipp was consistent with other witnesses who said they heard a woman's screams coming from the home of Pistorius around 3 a.m. on February 14, 2013.
Defense lawyers have argued neighbors were actually hearing Pistorius scream in a high-pitched voice.
Pistorius has acknowledged killing Steenkamp, but says he thought he was shooting at an intruder through a bathroom door. Prosecutors say the shooting was deliberate.
Questioned by prosecutor Gerrie Nel, Stipp testified that she heard gunshots followed by what she called "terrified, terrified screaming" from a woman. Stipp also said she heard a man screaming. She said all the screaming stopped after a second set of shots.
The witness said she told her husband Johan, who testified earlier in the trial, that she thought a "family murder" had taken place.
Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder. The South African court hearing the case said Monday that after a two-week recess in April, the trial will continue until May 16.