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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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106.

dan    

Smashed skull, bloody cricket bat, no evidence? Davet is a wife beating misogynist!

608 days ago
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Kev    

Yikes! Someone has locked themselves in my bathroom. Time to shoot them...Right.

608 days ago
108.

bernergirl    

Tmz.... Do a timeline, (one of his story, right next to the prosecuters theory) hopefully with the layout of the house.

608 days ago
109.

Sam    

Didnt they say her head was bashed in with the bat? How do you play that off?

608 days ago
110.

pancake    

first the "twinkie defense" then the "glove does not fit" defense, now the "prosthetic leg" defense wtf?

608 days ago
111.

Sass    

An accident my arse, why would she have locked herself in the toilet (and it was a key lock) unless she was trying to hide from him. There was no need for her to have locked herself in if she was just using the loo as he's trying to say. That poor girl was in fear for her life. Also he couldn't see she wasn't in the bed as it was pitch black dark but he could see to do all these other things, including getting his gun from under the pillow on the bed, where she wasn't wtf. Murderer!

608 days ago
112.

Karma    

This guy is a monster. He knows exactly what he did. Was he hiding diamonds in his toilet? He wanted to kill her and this is a sick thrill for him to get attention. He is a rage-oh-hol-ic and a beautiful person is dead because of him. Wasn't the bathroom on the 2nd floor? the intruder would have had to have walked past him. He is such a liar. He needs to stay locked up forever

608 days ago
113.

Mike    

He will skate. He's rich South African royalty, and a national hero.

608 days ago
114.

menyagui    

*******

608 days ago
115.

aristotelle    

ass...hole

608 days ago
116.

ARTOFWAR    

He shot her while she was taking a dump???

Now that's truly some hardcore sh#t there....Artofwar

608 days ago
117.

5Louie    

He must be on the steroids. That other liar Lance Armstrong was is on!

608 days ago
118.

The Pet Nana    

This guy must think we all have the IQs of a rock to think anyone would buy his story. I think Oscar "Pissed-off-ius" was in the midst of a argument with Reeva when his domineering/abuser side took over and he reached for one of his guns. It makes me ill to think of the fear, panic and desperation this poor woman must have felt as she huddled in the bathroom. The world would be a better place without this low-life in it.

608 days ago
119.

Paul Lee    

Didnt' take time to read all comments, so excuse me if this has been posted a hundred times already.

Wouldn't the height and angle of the bullet holes tell the police if he fired those shots with or without his fake legs on?

608 days ago
120.

Spicy mag    

He was a cheater anyway with those light weight robot legs. Unfair advantage. He should have played in the special Olympics. Or robot wars . Or cricket.,

608 days ago
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