Although all the evidence in his case seems to point against him right now, Oscar Pistorius denies that he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose last week. In an affidavit that his lawyer read in court earlier today, the Olympic sprinter told his side of the story and maintained that he shot and killed the model because he thought that she was a home intruder.
"I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder," the affidavit said, "let alone premeditated murder because I had no intention to kill my girlfriend. I have been informed I have been accused of murder—I deny the accusation. Nothing can be further from the truth that I planned the murder of my girlfriend…On February 13, Reeva would have gone out with her friends, me with mine. She wanted to stay at home. By about [10:00 p.m.] we were in my bedroom. I was watching TV. My legs were off. She was doing yoga. At the end of the evening, we got into bed. I'm accurately aware of people gaining entries to homes to commit crimes. I've received death threats. I sleep with my 9mm under my bed. I woke up to close the sliding door and heard a noise in the bathroom. I was scared and didn't switch on the light. I got my gun and moved towards the bathroom. I screamed at the intruder because I did not have my legs on. I felt vulnerable. I fired shots through the bathroom door and told Reeva to call police."
And then, he says, he realized that Reeva was no longer in bed and that she might have been the "intruder." You can read the rest of the affidavit over here. What a crazy story this continues to be.
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