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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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Jericho Morton    

Let Oscar run free! I wonder how good the lesser bladed tik-tik is at staying ahead of the land-rover?

581 days ago

Don Martin    

Yup! Happens in every burglary. First thing an intruder does in the middle of a felony is go to the bathroom. Good luck with that on dude!

581 days ago


South Africa is notorious for its crime... wealthy people here live in gated communities to keep random cars out - wealthy people in South Africa live behind fences and barbed wire and gates because violent crime is so common. If I thought there were an intruder in my house and I were armed, I would behave differently than were i defenseless... So that much makes sense.

What does NOT make sense is that the door was locked. Who - but a person seeking refuge out of fear - locks a bathroom door in their own home?

What doesn't make sense is that he did not call out to warn that he had a gun and was going to shoot, or shoot a warning shot through the top of the door that was sure not to hit anyone.

And the idea he did not know she wasn't in bed with him is unbelievable... If he were afraid of an intruder, the FIRST thing he would've done is wake his sleeping partner, and tell her to call the police while he went to investigate.

It does not add up.

581 days ago


A$$ Mite. What a worm.

581 days ago


To all the bloggers who are in even minimally excusing OP because of his paranoia and the crime rate in SA, please explain why, if he were so paranoid, he left a fan running on the balcony off his bedroom – the logical assumption is the door to the balcony was open or why run a fan (certainly not to cool the outside). He had an open or unlocked window into the bathroom, and he had ladders from construction against his outside walls. This is according to statements by his lawyer at the deposition. Don’t paranoid people in high crime areas lock up their house before bed?

581 days ago


MOTIVE : He really had to pee and she was taking too long in the bathroom

581 days ago


did he not hear he screaming please dont shoot, its me! He is BS and I hope he stays in prison for life so that another woman doesnt have to go through this!

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581 days ago


No matter what happens, he hasn't got a leg to stand on! ha, Wanker!!

581 days ago


New evidence has been found outside the Pistorius home that completely acquits him of his girlfriend's murder: Footprints

581 days ago


If she was in the bathroom with the door locked its cause she feared for her life. Who locks the door at note when they go to the bathroom? She was runnin from him cause he had grabbed a gun.

581 days ago


He's a pathetic piece of crapola.

581 days ago


20 minutes after 1st shots, he called his FRIEND -- not an ambulance--a friend! Then his next call was to a family member. If I shot someone accidentally I would first call 911, then be doing CPR. Well she took a while to bleed out and die....He had to make sure she was DEAD so she couldn't tell the real story of this Rageaholic/Steroid Abuser (yes they found them on scene)...He waited til she was dead b4 he called ANYONE. Remember, neighbors heard the first shots and his cell phone records show who he called on priority basis. This guy should rot.

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581 days ago


Also, who locks the bathroom door if you are sleeping over at your loved one's house and you have to go in the middle of the night? I would close the door, but not lock it. How many of you lock the door when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night? And it's just you and your significant other? Who's going to walk in?

581 days ago
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