South African amputee athlete Pistorius says he killed girl friend thinking she was a robber

Embattled South African Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a court that he shot his girl friend by mistake thinking she was an intruder.

During a bail hearing in Pretoria attended by a large audience, Pistorius explained that that did not kill his girl friend deliberately, stressing that the slain model.

Prosecutors have however accused Pistorius of premeditated murder, claiming that he  shot his girlfriend dead deliberately by firing through a locked bathroom door.

Pistorius, a 26-year-old double amputee athlete, popularly known as “blade runner” shot and killed his girl firend, Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February.

 

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