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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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76.

Blue    

This guy is so full of shyt it isn't funny. First thing my husband would do if he thought there was an intruder was to reach over to me and locate me. Who goes blasting thru a house and door without knowing where the other people in the house are.

507 days ago
77.

Jem    

Ok, how does he explain the bloody cricket bat, and the fact that her skull was bashed in? No mention of that. If you're close enough to bash someone's skull in, you're close enough to see who it is.

How does he explain the bullet that was found in the bedroom? He only mentions shooting through the bathroom door, no mention of shooting in the bedroom?

Oh yea, because in the bedroom, he could see who it is, and he doesn't want to incriminate himself, by admitting that.

His family is the one that leaked this intruder theory. It's pretty evident now. And his brother looks just as demented, and psychopathic as he. I don't care who it is, if a family member kills someone, and not in self-defense, and if you support him or her, you are one sick individual.

507 days ago
78.

mrzebra    

What no racist comments no selling his house taking his trophy's away or I know grabbing all that sponsor money no believing he shoot that women 4times in the bathroom because he thought she was a intruder bull**** his ass should be buried under the jail with that fake ass crying

507 days ago
79.

Real n the field    

i quess now everyone can get off of O.J, ass, since there is one of there own who went crock crazy and killed his wife.

Man, she was one fine azz white women, and just as sweet..dam what a loss.

dam, why white guys always killing there wifes!
that white producer that killed his wife down in mexico story was just as crazy.

white men are extremely dangerous

they try and come of as passive and tender
but inside, are a raging Beast!

and why so many guns in a gated community?

i quess all those years of the tyranny and hell they gave those black south africans, he is afraid "karma" is going to come and get his azz.

507 days ago
80.

Ann    

Take away his legs, then send him to jail, Let him feel how helpless Reeva felt in her last moments on Earth. Taken from her so violently and unnecessarily.

507 days ago
81.

elm    

He probably thought she was cheating on him.....with a prosthesis.

507 days ago
82.

RD    

I think he killed her but my only question is, Why? Couldn't he just have broken up with her and that would be the end of it? I don't see why he wanted to kill her.

507 days ago
83.

Bueller    

Clearly he didn't do it. The shooter in the depiction has both legs. They need to be looking for someone with two legs...

507 days ago
84.

jokerchick    

huge bathroom

507 days ago
85.

Joan K    

Didn't they have problems with him abusing her before this happened? He is such a frigging liar.

507 days ago
86.

RamHead    

I hope the truth will come out.
However, why doesn't he tell what really happened? I have witnessed many people being caught red handed (like stealing, driving drunk, cheating on tests etc.) and they simply denied. Come on Pistorius, be a man, tell what really happened and face the consequences. It is easier to remember the truth than a bunch of lies.

507 days ago
87.

Zero    

Here's the kicker. CNN's report says that he opened the door by finally finding the key. Why would you need a bat to break down a door if you knew there was a key? And if you did but could only break through a few panels and then eventually put it down (outside the door) to use the key you found, it shouldn't have been near the blood for it to have gotten bloody. His story has so many holes in it.

507 days ago
88.

LMT    

Sure! Intruders always break in and head straight to the bathroom. What a pathetic story. His girlfriend was hiding in the bathroom after an arguement and he shot her 3 times. I wonder how he explains how and why her skull was crushed (with the cricket bat). Wow. Unbelievable. I hope South Africa has the death penalty because this murder surely qualifies.

507 days ago
89.

Shaunie    

Redrum is all over his story

507 days ago
90.

C-MAN    

Why would he want so many firearms? Three shotguns? And isn't that Vektor an assault rifle?

507 days ago
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