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Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in Murder Case, Gives Tearful Apology to Reeva Steenkamp's Family (Video)

Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in Murder Case, Gives Tearful Apology to Reeva Steenkamp's Family (Video)

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius takes the stand for his first account during his murder trial on Monday (April 7) in Pretoria, South Africa.

The 27-year-old athlete started the morning out by giving a tearful apology to Reeva Steenkamp‘s family. He is on trial for killing her last year after shooting her through a locked bathroom door, though he says he mistook her for an intruder.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Mr. and Mrs. Steenkamp, to Reeva’s family,” Oscar said (via ABC News). ”To those of you who knew her who are in court today.”

“There hasn’t been a moment since this tragedy happened that I haven’t thought about your family,” he added. “I wake up every morning and you’re the first people I think of, the first people I pray for… I was simply trying to protect Reeva. I can promise you when she went to bed that night she felt loved. I’ve tried to put my feelings in words to you several times, but no words ever sufficed.”

FYI: Oscar requested that he not be placed on video, but his audio was recorded and you can watch that below.


Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in Murder Case
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  • superconanwoman

    wow man go to hell

  • ugh

    I saw him giving his testimony at trial via CNN….it was the most fake and totally phony statements ever. how Reeva’s parents were able to contain themselves is a testimony of strength.

  • GFW

    Paul Ekman would have a field day with this.

  • essie

    Of course he regrets it now.. but not that day though..

  • ForMe

    @ugh: It’s clear he’s being a phony. Throwing up in court, acting like he’s going to pass out,etc. This guy is so guilty IMO.

  • Eyno

    What a performance, talk about over acting. He’s got some kind of severe personality disorder/mental illness. Whatever it is…he’s antisocial, narcissistic, emotionally unstable whatever. I’ve seen men like this before: controlling, emotionally unstable and manipulative. I sincerely hope they do not buy this act.

  • pup

    GUILTY.

  • Danielle

    The man is innocent, The state is just wasting our money as they usually do in our country… It was simply a phucking accident let’s move on!

  • Diedre

    He can cry and grandstand all he wants. He murdered that young woman in cold blood and should spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Lilian

    Oh Yeah! Do apologise, it will bring her back … This criature makes me sick!!!

  • Jessie

    B astard!

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