Oscar knew he was shooting Reeva - cop

2013-02-20 12:44

Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius knew he was firing at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp the night she was killed in his house, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

"I believe he knew she was in the bathroom and he shot four shots in the bathroom and killed her," investigating officer Hilton Botha testified.

He was responding to questions from prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is opposing an application for bail by Pistorius.

In an affidavit on Tuesday, Pistorius told the court he thought he was firing shots at an intruder in the bathroom.

Steenkamp was shot dead early on 14 February at Pistorius's home in Pretoria.

- See News24's Pistorius Special Report.

  • Gerhard Uys - 2013-02-20 12:50

    Magna est veritas - great is the truth. I think what we all hope for is that the TRUTH will come out.

  • Brenda Pretorius - 2013-02-20 12:51

    Can this nightmare end already?

      Ray Molekoa - 2013-02-20 13:08

      Brenda , so wish for that as well . Just wondering how come some people seem so excited about this ? And they believe everything that comes out of the press . This is just for the media and to break the young man down .

      Brian Culprit Mapaila - 2013-02-20 13:22

      A nightmare which Oscar brought onto himself,his family,his fans(if there's any left),Reeva's fans

      Deborah Lambert Luyt - 2013-02-20 13:29

      It's not going to end for sometime yet.when the truth is revealed, then only will this end.

  • Sea-party Mogorowsy - 2013-02-20 12:55

    Oscar shout just tell the truth. His lies are tiring

  • Sea-party Mogorowsy - 2013-02-20 12:56

    meant should

  • Jesus - 2013-02-20 12:57

    The cop says he " believes" which is his option. That's not evidence. It's someone just saying I think he knew she was there. There is no proof. Just like most people who comment have no prove but just speculate that they know it all.

      Jesus - 2013-02-20 13:54

      Dear Liam I have not stated I "know" everything.. Unlike most people that speculate..

  • Ray Molekoa - 2013-02-20 13:12

    Is Oscar going to get a fair trial ? I am scared for him , not ignoring the crime though , don't get me wrong .

  • Ant Springhall - 2013-02-20 13:26

    Good cop he can read other peoples minds

  • Gwendolyn Mafuleka - 2013-02-20 17:12

    ok guys, i think oscar knew wat he was doing if u read the affidavit some things dont make sense im now starting to think he is guilty really, but lets ope the trial is fair!

  • TakaOyi - 2013-02-21 04:42

    its nw amazing is Oscar an Amputee and deaf?he cant hear a woman she love when screaming?

  • - 2013-02-21 07:42

    Hilton Botha is either extremely dumb or extremely incompetent or else Botha and Pistorius are both freemasons and Botha is simply 'looking after the well-being of a brother'.

  • Shoniqua Niela - 2013-02-21 08:30

    All of us are having our own the first place none of us is suppose to comment none of us was there!And besides the only thing that will really give a good follow up on this story is to know what was REEVA and OSCAR's relationship like,were they fighting?was there Jealousy?or what.if there was none of the so called above then don't make your own statements.

  • checkyourmates.checkyourmates - 2013-02-21 08:34

    Oscar Pistorious _ Entitlement. The bottom line – he committed murder. His ‘paranoia’ eroded all sense of common decency for him to not consider where his girlfriend was when he decided to ‘protect’ himself. His paranoia emanates from his culture that has destroyed the civil and human rights of other human beings for decades for self gain. He quest to prove his capability in an able bodied world is undermined by his own principle that he is ultimately disadvantaged, therefor is essentially an easy target. So he is the symbol of every paranoid South African and his actions are what is to be expected behaviour going forward. Big business is paranoid. Education is paranoid. The world ultimately revolves around money and self-preservation. He clearly has both.

  • vino.reddy.0 - 2013-02-21 10:02

    Im not au fait with legal proceedings ...but is a bail hearing always drawn out into a mini trial...this is after all day 3

      Lulama Tanase - 2013-02-21 22:02

      I'm asking myself the same question. Our justice system has many loopholes.

  • Tafae - 2013-02-21 10:07

    Oscar and Shrien must share a cell. But as always money talks and the crap walks. I'd be happy if his congiency start eating him away like its doing the other cretin. .

  • gael.hillgreen - 2013-02-21 11:01

    Excuse me - but if this was a black man I wonder how you would react. Is he so doff, he got the gun from under the bed certainly he could have seen she was not in the bed. Where are the workers ladders he said were outside the bathroom window. Surely even in a gated community with his RRRRRRRRRRR would have had a security system. He has done this to himself!!!

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