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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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YouDontSay    

I have no idea what it is like to live somewhere 50 murders occur each day. I am blessed. I would not want to be on the jury of this one. It is sad and hard for me to wrap my brain around.

555 days ago
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speakMYbrain    

i think he got a "kick" out of bashing her skull and then shooting her.

555 days ago
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Socalpimp    

Worst excuse ive ever heard...to say he felt vulnerable because he didn't have his legs is insulting to the handicapped he championed.

555 days ago
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mar1ey    

Let's just say, for arguments sake, he really did think she was an intruder. He did not check to see if it was someone he knew, he just fired shots. He also thought at one point his washing machine was an intruder. This guy is a danger to society. Every noise he hears he thinks is an "intruder" wanting to hurt him. Whether it was murder or mistaken identity, get him off the streets. He is unstable.

555 days ago
20.

Joe    

Rot in hell and in prison. I hope tyrone rewards you daily..

555 days ago
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devon    

hey Stump-****, you're lucky you get ANY ass at all, let alone, someone as gorgeous as her. i hope they gang bang your stump ass and you can't get away. that would be a great porno

555 days ago
22.

Mikey    

"She died in my arms."

Now he's quoting song titles? I hate that song!

555 days ago
23.

LRT    

Hahaha....I had time to put my legs on...BUT, I didn't notice she wasn't in bed!!! I have some good property to sell someone in the Everglades too...LOL

555 days ago
24.

Jenn    

And how does her crushed skull fit in with his version of events?

555 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

I didn't mean to kill her.WHAAAAAAAAT!!!..if that was the case you should have fired a warning shot and not three to the chest...

555 days ago
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Mikey    

I think thats the same model toilet Elvis died on.

555 days ago
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Mikey    

So he shot four bullets through his bathroom door because he believed someone had broken into his bathroom to take a dump on Valentine's Day?

555 days ago
28.

ok    

He does not have a leg to stand on.

555 days ago
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joe bodego    

This dude comes from a country that handed down serious suffering to my people for hundreds of years. I could never wish anything good on these dutch bastards and their scions, put him next to the blacks that his fore parents killed, raped and enslaved for hundreds of years,

555 days ago
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jackmama311    

nice spelling in the photo, "niside" good word.

555 days ago
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