Friend: Oscar kept saying it was a mistake

2013-02-18 08:52
Oscar Pistorius (File, AP)

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Pretoria - A neighbour and friend of Oscar Pistorius has revealed how he called her early on Valentine’s Day morning, frantically asking her to come to the house.

The woman, who was not identified, lived in the same Silver Woods complex in Pretoria with her parents and was said to be a lawyer, reported the Sunday Tribune.

She said Pistorius was frantic on the phone and said something had gone horribly wrong and that there had been a shooting.

The woman said she rushed over and as she opened the door to his home, she saw the Paralympian carrying Reeva Steenkamp’s blood-soaked body down the stairs.

He put Steenkamp’s body between them on the floor and they tried to stop the bleeding.

The woman said they couldn’t do anything to save Steenkamp’s life and that she was pronounced dead by paramedics a little while later.

The woman said she tried to console Pistorius, who kept telling her it was a mistake and that he hadn’t meant to do it. He told her he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

According to Tribune sources, the paralympian told police he was awoken by noises that seemed to come from the bathroom.

He reached for the pistol at his bedside and fired the fatal shots through the bathroom door.

The woman has joined a long list of witnesses questioned by police.

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