Oscar Pistorius takes stand in murder trial

2014-04-07 12:13
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Oscar Pistorius in court - day 17

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Pretoria - Murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius took the stand at noon in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

He started by tearfully apologising to Reeva Steenkamp's family.

"I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to Mrs and Mr Steenkamp… There hasn't been a moment since this tragedy happened that I haven't thought about this family... I can't imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I have caused your family. I was simply trying to protect Reeva. I can promise that when she went to bed that night she felt loved," he told the court.

He was expected to explain how he accidentally shot Steenkamp dead through the locked toilet door of his home on 14 February last year.

Pistorius has been charged with the murder of Steenkamp and contraventions of the Firearms Control Act.


- SAPA
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