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Oscar Pistorius

I Didn't Mean to Kill Her ...

I Swear

2/19/2013 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0219_pistorius_inside_courtroom_launch_v2Oscar Pistorius swore in court today that he believes he was shooting at an intruder when he gunned down girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ... but prosecutors scoffed, saying he was hell-bent on killing her.

Pistorius' lawyer read his client's sworn affidavit to the judge, explaining that he believed an intruder was in his house on Valentine's Day and he felt vulnerable because he was in bed without his prosthetic legs ... and that's why he pumped a round of bullets into the bathroom door.

The prosecutor saw it differently ... he said Pistorius' motive was simple -- "I want to kill."  Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the Olympian took the time to put his prosthetic legs on, walk 23 feet, and then he began shooting.

Pistorius claims he had no idea he was shooting at Steenkamp until he realized she was not in his bed.  He said, "It filled me with horror and fear."

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He claims he did not have his prosthetic legs on when he fired.  He says he put his legs on, walked to the door and bashed it open with a cricket bat and discovered Steenkamp mortally wounded.  He says he carried her downstairs and "She died in my arms."

The prosecutors scoffed, saying Pistorius and Steenkamp had just finished a shouting match when he fired 4 shots into the bathroom, hitting Steenkamp 3 times.

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tver    

Jerk...

575 days ago
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Kathy    

Liar Liar..pants on fire...:(

575 days ago
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Parker    

Deed is done....this is what most a users say when it's too late........phkn murdering jerk!

575 days ago
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awards    

Had he really felt bad about what he did, he would have put one in his own head, eh?

575 days ago
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Truth    

HIS STORY DOESNT MAKE F*CKING SENSE. THE PROSECUTORS HAVE IT CORRECT. BATHROOM IS AROUND THE F*CKING CORNER OF THE ROOM. SO HOW THE F*CK CAN HE FIRE SHOTS FROM HIS BED INTO THE BATHROOM THEN PUTS ON THE FAKE LEGS AND CARRY HER DOWNSTAIRS? WUT, DO F*CKING BULLETS HAVE GOOGLE MAP GPS NOW?? #TRUTH!!

575 days ago
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Kathy    

The very sickest part is that he has fame & $$$..he may buy his way out like OJ did..Karma will get him in the end..[ God ]

575 days ago
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Ace    

It's a lot of pent-up anger for not having legs...really. He could never be happy.

575 days ago
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Matt H    

What a cheap liar he is.

575 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Nothing he says will ever lead me to believe that he did not know he was shooting beautiful Reeva Steenkampe. Nothing. He didn't bother to call the police when he thought there was a burglar...he didn't bother to turn on any lights when he thought there was a burglar...and even after he shot her and knew she was dead he still did not call police...he called a friend who then called the police. I agree with the prosecution that it was premeditated murder.

575 days ago
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DivaStateOvMind    

Why would you start shooting into the bathroom and your girlfriend isn't even in the bed with you anymore. Maybe she's in the bathroom. & why would an intruder come in your house and go to the bathroom?

575 days ago
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Enzina    

What happened to the presumption of innocence! They had a fight, she locked herself in the bathroom, he recklessly tried to shoot his way into the bathroom, yes he killed her but it was manslaughter not premeditated murder, Unfortunately, to hide the effect of steroids, which would kill his career anyway, he has locked himself into a defense that will sink him.

575 days ago
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Eddie    

He deserve to suffer in jail for the rest of your life you murderer you killed a beautiful innocent life & can't even man up to it

575 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

First rule of shooting-----KNOW your target!! You don't just shoot. IDIOT!! Go to jail, go directly to jail and stay there forever.

575 days ago
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Shaunie    

Is he actually suggesting that someone broke in his house to take a dump?

575 days ago
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Manadya    

Oscar Pistorius Arrested for his Girfriend Murder, Court Hearing on Feb 19 Video Here http://tinyurl.com/Oscar-Pistorius-Arrested

575 days ago
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