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Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand to Describe the Moment He Shot Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand to Describe the Moment He Shot Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to describe the moments of gunfire on Tuesday (April 8) in Pretoria, South Africa.

“That was the moment everything changed,” the 27-year-old athlete said in the first hand account of what happened (via NBC). “I thought that there was a burglar that was gaining entry to my home. Initially I just froze. The first thing that ran through my mind was that I needed to arm myself.”

“I was afraid … someone was going to start shooting,” he added. “I heard a noise from inside the toilet. Before I knew it, I’d fired four shots at the door. There was ringing in my ears.” He then added that it dawned on him that the person inside the bathroom could be Reeva. “I didn’t want to believe that it could be Reeva inside the toilet. I jumped out and ran my hand along the curtain to see that she wasn’t hiding behind the curtain.”

“I was screaming and shouting the whole time. I don’t think I’ve ever screamed liked that. I was crying out for the Lord to help me,” Oscar said.

Oscar took the stand the day before to tearfully apologize to Reeva‘s family.

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  • seriously

    You are a mean southafrican english man!!!!!!!!!! Go to jail or shot yourself with a gun plzzz!!!!

  • GFW

    Paul Ekman, micro expressions expert and the man behind the hit TV series “Lie to Me”, would have a field day with this pathological liar. Like they said, enjoy his performance now but watch him roast under cross-examination.

  • seriously


  • Angel

    I don’t believe him at all. A little to much tears and his story is just not believable.

  • James

    He’s innocent until being proven the opposite. People haven’t change a bit. You all wanna shoot him before his trial. Are you mad? This is not the middleage! Imagine you are false accused and everyone around you wants you dead? Is it nice? None of you knows what happened there! None of you know him or her. None of you is his judge. Again, you all make me sick.

  • pretty bad

    This man is so full of himself. Just because he was a brilliant athlete doesn’t make him the best and most vulnerable human being. Their relationship was investigated and they already had problems. Please that story is stupid and imagine how this family feels.

  • James

    @pretty bad: Ypi don’t know him at all.

  • pretty bad

    @James: No, Im not the judge but certain things are 95% obvious.

  • James

    @Angel: Thank God his faith isn’t in your hands. In the hands of someone whose judging is based od feelings… What’s your logic? You have a tears meter? He should ahve cried little less to make you believe him?

  • offtheproperty

    He should never have been allowed to complete unfairly against able-bodied men. He got special privileges because people felt sympathy for him. And now he’s manipulating those same sympathies trying to evade a murder charge. When he knows perfectly well that he’s guilty of killing her.
    Nobody even understands what it means to take responsibility for one’s actions — good and bad — anymore. Much less actually telling the truth.

  • James

    @pretty bad: Nothing is obvious. Nothing.

  • pretty bad

    @James: Ok, I think your only sense are your eyes. Only what you physically see is obvious lmao

  • essie

    ‘Before I knew it, I fired four shots..’ riiiight..he is experienced with using guns, has gone to classes, he knew exactly what he was doing. Ballistics report that the first shot went into her hip, if I was shot in the hip I would start screaming in pain, so he would definitely have known it was Reeva.. what a damn liar and hope he gets his due penance.

  • JMO

    @James: I agree. If he cried less, he would have still been stoned. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I’m not taking sides here but the lynch mob mentality some people have is just ridiculous. Makes them look incredibly uneducated. I love reading about criminal cases and have a pretty good handle on body language and for some reason, my gut is telling me he’s telling the truth. You can tell he is deeply, physically and mentally, distraught. I truly believe he made a mistake.

  • James

    @JMO: I don’t understand what people think. That he murdered his girlfriend in his own house in the middle of the night thru the door by purpose? That he wanted to destroy his life and his parents, end the life of young woman and destroy her family and hope to get away from it? Jesus, this is not the way you get rid of someone. Exept those murders from passion. This is all terrible terrible accident and he doesn’t deserve it at all. Even if they say it was an accident his life is over. His story is bulletproof, there are no holes. If you live in the South Africa you would know that if you are being robbed in the middle of the night you’re probably getting murdered. And imagine you don’t have legs to run with. Jesus, it happens as he says. And people are just very cruel and hateful and want him to suffer just because…I don’t even no why:-( He suffers enough and will no matter how this ends.

  • Jessie

    He might not be guilty of first degree premeditated murder, but he is without a doubt a colossal dumba ss. How do you not check to see if your G/F is in the bed. No one pisses in the middle of the night In South Africa? I can’t imagine living with someone and they’ve NEVER gotten up to go to the bathroom. I’m thinking after this horrific stupidity they shouldn’t.
    James @ 04/08/2014 at 2:16 pm
    I don”t know if he’s guilty or not, but being handicapped doesn’t make him a good person. You accused someone of judging on the basis of feelings, aren’t you doing the same thing? You don’t KNOW any more than anyone else. He lost his legs so he’s incapable of committing a horrific crime? Son you’re late for pre-school.
    He’s going to be found not guilty. The only one who knows besides God is dead.

  • http://hanlijv hanli

    You guys suck… I’m so sorry for him… I would have done the same thing if I where in his shoes…

  • jess

    The first thing you do, if you think there is an intruder in your bathroom, is make sure your partner is safe, check on her and make her aware of what’s happening. GUILTY AS SIN!!!