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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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31.

jackmama311    

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

527 days ago
32.

Oval Beach    

Well...according to the NRA conventional "logic"...if Reeva had a gun of her own...she would have been able to defend herself....cuz we all know...guns don't kill people...PEOPLE kill people. Just waiting for the latest NRA diatribe.

527 days ago
33.

Me Too    

Hmmm...he woke up and found her gone, thinking it was an intruder in the bathroom and not her? Hey Oscar, when you woke up and thought an intruder was burglarizing your (*cough cough*) bathroom, why didn't you put your legs on, get armed, and call out to whoever is in that bathroom?!? You claim to be such a bad azz- I would have thought you would love a good gun fight, not be paralyzed with fear as you claim. Liar liar. ;)

527 days ago
34.

myopinion    

I believe it was an accident! May justice be served.

527 days ago
35.

Christy    

Because we know all thiefs take a pee when they rob you....stupid!

527 days ago
36.

Mikey    

It was Valentine's Day and he felt vulnerable ... and that's why he pumped a round of bullets into the bathroom door.

Ok than, let him go. Case closed.

527 days ago
37.

STFUP    

What a load of crap! He KNEW his girlfriend, after sheir shouting match, had just gone into the bathroom & locked the door.
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An 'intruder'? Nope. Nobody's gonna buy that, NOBODY.

527 days ago
38.

IceGypsy    

Right...and he didn't know it was her when he was bashing her head in with the bat...

527 days ago
39.

Joe    

Wish he had been un armed. I know, it's bad.

527 days ago
40.

STFUP    

Who are the 17% idiots who actually believe this BS story? How would an 'intruder' have gotten into his master bathroom?
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He & his girlfriend had JUST been fighting/shouting at each other & she locked herself in there.
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Are we supposed to beleive she left through the bathroom window - THEN an intruder came in through that same window and THAT'S who he believed he was shooting at.
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How gullibe are you people? At least 17% of you. Idiots.

527 days ago
41.

NobodySpecial    

Luntatic gun nut. That's all.

527 days ago
42.

Laura    

What a load of crap.

527 days ago
43.

EasilyHard    

Too much of that crap CIS, CSI cop tv It makes crazies think their getting tips

527 days ago
44.

idiots_abound    

Oscar Pistorius and the "Virgin" Mary. Two people who reeeeaaaallllyyyy stuck to their story.

527 days ago
45.

Emily    

At least in Africa when you use the "I thought it was the intruder" excuse they try you for murder. People do it all the time in the US and don't even get arrested.

527 days ago
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