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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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136.

Ann    

The bathroom door being locked is most telling. Poor girl.

590 days ago
137.

HoTMZ    

Unless he sleeps with the gun in his hand, he had to go get the gun and would notice his gf not in bed and in the meantime if he thought an intruder was in the bathroom already in his home he's so scared he's getting his gun wouldn't he look over to make sure his girlfriend is safe instead of not noticing she was not in bed and assuming an intruder is in the bathroom and shooting 4 times through the door? Wouldn't she have screamed after the first shot? Wouldn't he have warned his girlfriend in bed what he was up to? Wouldn't he have asked who is in the bathroom and if in fact it was his gf wouldn't he have heard her peeing? None of his excuses add up. Why would she even lock the door if she's using it in the middle of the night and f he in fact tried to open it and noticed it was locked wouldn't she have said hey its me why old he automatically assume an intruder that makes no sense. They were likely fighting, he threatened to shoot her and while he went to get the gun she ran to the bathroom and locked herself in, he got more mad and started shooting though the door.

590 days ago
138.

snowboardchick    

Why?

590 days ago
139.

PhxLana    

Why would an intruder break into somebody's house and then go and lock themselves in the bathroom of the house they came to supposedly rob and then probably get out real quickly and not go for the bathroom and lock themselves in plus how would the so called intruder know where this bathroom was especiay considering the bathroom is in Oscar's bedroom so the intruder would have to walk and get thri that first to make it to the bathroom plus no foreign weapons of any kind were found in the house who goes to rob a house at night and not bring a weapon with them. His story sounds very fishy just like Jodi Arias self defense BS.

590 days ago
140.

Celebrities Suck    

total BS, this poor girls safe way was the bathroom. Didn't the neighbors say that they heard arguing coming from his house? Also they are saying that he found text messages from he ex boyfriend on her phone. If he woke up in the middle of the night I'm sure he would have told his girlfriend that he heard someone and check on her to make sure that she was safe. He's a liar.

590 days ago
141.

Celebrities Suck    

I believe they were arguing and he hit her and threaten her so she locked herself in the bathroom from fear. This man is guilty......

590 days ago
142.

Mike    

So, his wife is nowhere to be found & he hears someone in the bathroom... of their master bedroom... he doesn't assume or ask if it is his wife... he just shoots. Unh-huh. Makes perfect sense.

590 days ago
143.

PhxLana    

Also the house was not only in a gated community but the house itself was gated on top of that plus Oscar had two huge male Pit Bull trained dogs that were especially trained to watch and protect the house and to attack any strangers or intruders plus I think him and Reeva got into an argument about him cheating especially it was probably a bad one cause it was the night before Valentines Day also everybody knows what a playboy Oscar is and he uses that he was in the Olympics and blah blah blah to pick up one and use the poor me card anyways they got in a fight she ran from him locked herself in the bathroom that's why the bathroom was locked he got the bat and hit at it trying to break the door down when that wasn't working he went for the gun grabbed and started shooting thru the door I don't think he meant to killer I think he was stupid and reckless and shot at the door to try to get her to come out he didn't think or was to stupid to realize the bullets would go they the door the way they did and hit her three out of the four times he shot at it so I think he should be charged with murder but not premeditated.

590 days ago
144.

PhxLana    

Also the house was not only in a gated community but the house itself was gated on top of that plus Oscar had two huge male Pit Bull trained dogs that were especially trained to watch and protect the house and to attack any strangers or intruders plus I think him and Reeva got into an argument about him cheating especially it was probably a bad one cause it was the night before Valentines Day also everybody knows what a playboy Oscar is and he uses that he was in the Olympics and blah blah blah to pick up one and use the poor me card anyways they got in a fight she ran from him locked herself in the bathroom that's why the bathroom was locked he got the bat and hit at it trying to break the door down when that wasn't working he went for the gun grabbed and started shooting thru the door I don't think he meant to killer I think he was stupid and reckless and shot at the door to try to get her to come out he didn't think or was to stupid to realize the bullets would go they the door the way they did and hit her three out of the four times he shot at it so I think he should be charged with murder but not premeditated.

590 days ago
145.

Jem    

But a bullet was found in the bedroom as well, which means that at some point, he saw who he was shooting at, seeing that he was in the bedroom as well. It throws out the intruder theory, and the someone hid in my bathroom, and I didn't know who it was theory. Bullets can't walk, so one of the four bullets didn't walk to the bedroom from the bathroom. BS.

590 days ago
146.

HillbillyHell    

Why would an intruder lock himself in the bathroom? And you wake up, take the time to put on your legs...and you supposedly don't notice the girlfriend's not with you you in bed!?!? Dude, you're going to have to come up with a MUCH better story than that. LOL

590 days ago
147.

Mike    

TMZ didn't describe his story well. One would have to believe he was so freaked out that he grossly over-reacted to some noise in the bathroom. He would have had to fail to notice her missing from the bed, fail to even occur to him that it could be her in the bathroom and that she said nothing when he says he screamed at the "intruder." Plus, why would she lock the door and why would an intruder be in the bathroom?

590 days ago
148.

HillbillyHell    

His "story" has more holes than Swiss cheese. He needs a lawyer with a more creative imagination.

590 days ago
149.

Jem    

The few things prosecutors should focus on:

1. Why was there screaming heard a few hours before the shooting? The police was even called.

2. Why was her skull bashed in, and why was there a bloody cricket bat found as well?

3. Why was there a bullet in the bedroom, if he said he only fired bullets through the bathroom? For the bullet to be in the bedroom, it means at some point, he saw who he was shooting at, since he was in the bedroom as well, which sinks his theory.

4. Why didn't he immediately call the police/emergency if this was an "accident"? In fact from reports, he NEVER called the police or emergency. In fact he called his buddy and his family.

5. I also hope prosecutors call upon his previous gf's, including Samantha Taylor, who said he wasn't who he claimed to be. They should also call the women of this article: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Oscar-Pistorius-Hero-or-Hooligan-20111103
They should also call to the witness stand this man: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/oscar-blade-runner-pistorius-threatened-break-man-legs-144818024.html

Innocent my a**.

590 days ago
150.

Jem    

I don't like this Gerrie Nel guy, the prosecutor. This case is simple, and it's easy to point out the holes in Pistorius' story. Instead this Gerrie Nel guy is making it convoluted, and complicated. He's talking about, how even if Pistorius didn't know who was in the bathroom, it's still pre-meditated murder to kill someone you don't know is armed, behind a bathroom door. Why is he even taking it there? Stick to the story. Talk about the bullet in the bedroom, and the bashed in skull, and the bloody cricket bad for god sakes. Don't talk about, well even if it was accidental..Don't play into Pistorius's hands or go along with his story, even if you're doing it hypothetically. They need Judge Judy over there.

590 days ago
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