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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."


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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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.

579 days ago

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. ;)

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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.

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


Who are the 17% idiots who actually believe this BS story? How would an 'intruder' have gotten into his master bathroom?
He & his girlfriend had JUST been fighting/shouting at each other & she locked herself in there.
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.
How gullibe are you people? At least 17% of you. Idiots.

579 days ago


Luntatic gun nut. That's all.

579 days ago


What a load of crap.

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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

579 days ago


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.

579 days ago


I believe him... EXCEPT, that doesn't explain the alleged arguments that were so LOUD that the neighbors heard them prior to him murdering, I mean accidentally killing her---PLUS, if you thought an intruder was in your house, wouldn't you have first made sure it wasn't the person sleeping NEXT TO YOU.
I'm just say'n

579 days ago
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