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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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151.

Denese    

BS...no one gets up in the middle of the night all by themselves and locks the door when they go to bathroom. They might close the door, but not lock it. They were having an argument and she went into the toilet and locked the door to get away from him. He couldn't kick the door down, so he shot thru it, killing her.

618 days ago
152.

NOT ELMO    

That Young and Beautiful African Model gave this NO Legs man a chance to be with Her and this is how he RePays Her by Shooting Her 4 Times and Killing Her, Me want the Death Penalty for Oscar Pistorius...

618 days ago
153.

cammy123    

Why would u carry someone who is injured down the stairs?? U don't touch or move someone who has been hurt to avoid doing more damage..idk but I smell a rat. It makes no sense. How did u not notice someone in ur bed?? I would have woke them upp first and said call the cops and hide in the closet..just saying

618 days ago
154.

HoTMZ    

Also, why is the courtroom so dark?

618 days ago
155.

cluesarethere    

He said he got up in the early hours to close the balcony door. Wouldn't he have his legs on at to do this? But then he said he heard a noise from the bathroom at felt vulnerable because he didn't have his legs on. Was his legs on or off at this point?

618 days ago
156.

StevieTalentz    

Okay I'm not trying to defend this guy, but I see a lot of people commenting on why would a intruder choose to go to the washroom before anything else. In other articles he says that the washroom is the only area in his house that has a window that has no bars on them. However this whole story seems to have caved in because of the cricket bat, literally. Her skull was caved in! I'm pretty sure as soon as we know more and more this guy will be painted in such a negative light he may do us the favor and off himself for us.

618 days ago
157.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

No, he didn't mean to kill her. He meant to scare her to death, right? He got the death part right, and most likely the scare part. That poor girl!!! I'm not buying his story at all. If he knew his girlfriend was in the house with him, why wouldn't he have looked around to see if she were still in the bed before going full on Rambo? Guilty as charged!

618 days ago
158.

Jaydensmom4    

ABUSER..he's scared now after realizing that he's gonna spend the rest of his life in jail..karmas a bitch..you cut that poor girls life short now I hope you suffer

618 days ago
159.

MARMARCELLOS    

How stupid does this person think we are. You killed your girl...... you meant to kill your girl...... END OF THE STORY!!!!!!!! I hope he get locked ur for LIFE!!!

618 days ago
160.

Mrugowsky    

Even if his story is true(and so far the evidence makes it increasingly unlikely)no one believes him.

618 days ago
161.

Jem    

This is a really interesting point that people are bringing up on other sites. He said he yelled out twice, once to Reeva to call the police, and once to the intruder, inside the bathroom, but both times, no one responded....Wouldn't his girlfriend have responded to his screaming? How is he going to explain the fact that she was silent the whole time?

618 days ago
162.

Jem    

Oh and the fact that he didn't want to turn on the lights is incredibly suspicious. Most people when they think someone is in their house or they hear something, turn on the lights, so they can actually see what is going on. This guy, decides to keep all of the lights off, because he's scared...Yea, that makes no sense. Wouldn't being in the dark be more scary, because you can't actually see what is coming at you? Another logic fail.

618 days ago
163.

Jem    

Oh, and this was such a tragic "accident" to him, and he tried to save her, yet the first shots were heard at 3:20, and he called his buddy, not the police or emergency mind you, but his buddy at 3:55. So that's 35 minutes, she laid there, dying. The only logical explanation for this is that he was actually waiting for her to die. He didn't want her to be saved, because she would spill the beans on him, and because maybe he just wanted her to be dead, hence the premeditated murder charge coming in. He's a sick person, and if he gets away with this, he'll do it to another girl.

618 days ago
164.

Diggas    

For a real insight check out the Daily mail. Co .Uk

ww,dailymail.co.uk/article2278918. this give background to this tragedy and it is literally the smoking gun,really prophetic in its enlightening details, a must read!

618 days ago
165.

1uniquemonique    

His alibi would make more sense if he had killed her in the doorway (entrance) to his bedroom. But to kill her in the john and then take her body downstairs. . . . . I've heard better sob stories at the welfare office.

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