Oscar Pistorius Denies Murder in Killing of Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp … “I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder, let alone premeditated”


This morning in a court room in Pretoria, South Africa, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic track star, flatly stated that  he did not kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an affidavit read by his defense attorney Barry Rou, it stated, “I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder, let alone premeditated.” “I had no intention to kill my girlfriend.” Pistorius denied that he intended to take her life when he opened fire at a closed bathroom door at his home last week. One has to ask the following question, did he ever ask, who was there? Who shoots indiscriminately at a closed, locked door when you knew your girlfriend was in the home?  Judge Nair adjourned the case until Wednesday without ruling on whether the athlete would be granted bail.

VIDEO from ABC News

Facing a charge of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee track star and one of the world’s best-known athletes, flatly denied on Tuesday that he intended to take her life when he opened fire at a closed bathroom door at his home last week.

His assertion contradicted an earlier accusation from the prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, that Mr. Pistorius committed premeditated murder when he rose from his bed, pulled on artificial legs, walked more than 20 feet from a bedroom and pumped four bullets into the door, three of which struck Reeva Steenkamp on the other side.

It was the first time that either the prosecution or Mr. Pistorius had publicly provided details of their radically divergent accounts of a killing that has shocked the nation and made news around the world.

However, the judge in the case, Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair, has sided with the prosecution and has determined that  Oscar Pistorius will be charged with premeditated murder.

As his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, cowered behind a locked door in a tiny bathroom, Oscar Pistorius strapped on his prosthetic legs, grabbed his pistol, strode seven yards to the door and fired through it four times, killing her, prosecutors alleged Tuesday as they laid out their case against the double-amputee Olympic runner in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

According to prosecutor Gerrie Nel, Pistorius’ actions amounted to premeditated murder.

In a major blow for Pistorius, Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair sided with the prosecution, ruling that for the purposes of the bail hearing the charge against Pistorius was premeditated murder, a decision that will make it difficult for him to be granted bail.

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    3 Responses to “Oscar Pistorius Denies Murder in Killing of Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp … “I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder, let alone premeditated””

    1. A Texas Grandfather on February 19th, 2013 11:51 am

      What a worthless piece of humanity!

      This guy was not protecting himself or his property. He was attacking the young woman and intended to kill her. They need to lock him up without bail until the trial and if convicted keep him locked up until he dies.

    2. NGBoston on February 19th, 2013 8:57 pm

      Hey, Oscar! We fail to understand how you can shoot such a beautiful young lady in the face! Arm! Four times through the door after you freaked out on her in a jealous rage and the poor girl ran in to the bathroom and locked the door on you.

      Was this before or after you drank in addition to using Steroids?

      South African Police had been at your gated community-to your upscale residence many times in the past for other domestic incidents.

      The Cricket bat with blood on it, Oscar?

      You overcame the odds with your handicap and fought for your place in Olympic History.

      Now the people will ban together and fight for the Rights of the special lady and victim you so brutally murdered.

      And no one CARES how much money your wealthy parents have, or the OJ Like “Dream Team” you hire to attempt to get your ass out of the sling it’s in.

      The South African Judge at your arraignment already has showed you no mercy, and neither will anyone else.

      How you can publicly play dumb (oh, Shock and Awe) after changing your story already a few times and the evidence already revealed in these initial stages is mind boggling.

      You are not even a Man.

      RIP Beautiful Reeva! Another REAL Man deserved your love, kindness and beauty. So very heartbreaking you chose the wrong one!


    3. NGBoston on February 20th, 2013 8:09 am

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