Oscar Pistorius: ‘I had no intention to kill my girlfriend’

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Oscar-PistoriusMore details were revealed about the death of Reeva Steenkamp during a bail hearing for Olympian Oscar Pistorius. During the hearing Pistorius, through his lawyer told the court, “I had no intention to kill my girlfriend.”

Prosecutors painted a picture of Pistorius that shows a premeditation of murder. Something that Pistorius’ defense attorney denies.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that on the night of the killing Mr Pistorius – a double amputee – got up, put on his prostheses, walked seven metres (24ft) and fired his gun through the bathroom door.

He shot four times and hit Ms Steenkamp three times, he said. The defendant later broke down the bathroom door and carried the victim downstairs, Mr Nel added.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux told the court his client did not know in advance who was behind the door.

He said the prosecution had provided “no evidence of premeditated murder”, and that it was not even murder.

If these details weren’t bad enough for Pistorius’ case, on Monday reports that a bloodied cricket bat was found at Pistorius’ home.


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