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Pistorius: I Thought My Girlfriend Was A Robber

Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius (a.k.a. the “Blade Runner”) claims he did not intend to shoot and kill his supermodel girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day. Instead the South Africa sprinter claims he mistook her for a burglar in the bathroom of the couple’s home in a gated community in Pretoria….

Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius (a.k.a. the “Blade Runner”) claims he did not intend to shoot and kill his supermodel girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day. Instead the South Africa sprinter claims he mistook her for a burglar in the bathroom of the couple’s home in a gated community in Pretoria.

“She died in my arms,” Pistorius claimed.

According to Pistorius’ version of events – delivered in the form of an affidavit read by his attorney – the sprinter fired into his bathroom door because he heard noises inside and believed there was an intruder in the home. Only after the fact did he realize Steenkamp was not in their bedroom.

At that point he says he put on his prosthetic legs and kicked in the door to discover her body riddled with bullets.

“It filled me with horror and fear,” he claimed.

Despite Pistorius’ claims South African authorities are moving forward with a premeditated murder charge against the sprinter anyway. They allege he not only killed Steenkamp deliberately – but before doing so took the time to attach his prosthetic legs and walk seven yards from the bedroom to the door of the bathroom (where Steenkamp was reportedly cowering behind a locked door after an argument).

That’s when he fired four times – with three of the bullets striking Steenkamp.

In the wake of the murder charge, Pistorius – who made history in 2012 as the first Olympic sprinter with prosthetic legs – has lost endorsement deals with Nike and Oakley, among others. South Africa has no death penalty, although Pistorius could face life in prison if convicted of the slaying.

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18 comments

Squishy123 February 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

So a shoe company is endorsing a guy with no need for shoes…

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NOBODY February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

or maybe he wears shorts and shirts that have Nike on them. Who knows. Apparently, Nike is only a shoe company. You’re not a very good smart ass.

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Squishy123 February 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

So a shoe company is endorsing a guy with no need for shoes…

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NOBODY February 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

or maybe he wears shorts and shirts that have Nike on them. Who knows. Apparently, Nike is only a shoe company. You’re not a very good smart ass.

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Smirks February 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I’d imagine that the crime scene has plenty of evidence to suggest where the bodies were at the time of the shooting.

Even if his story is 100% true, he should be held fully liable for killing her. You don’t just fire into a bathroom without knowing what is on the other side “just to be safe.” What the fuck.

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Smirks February 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I’d imagine that the crime scene has plenty of evidence to suggest where the bodies were at the time of the shooting.

Even if his story is 100% true, he should be held fully liable for killing her. You don’t just fire into a bathroom without knowing what is on the other side “just to be safe.” What the fuck.

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Nölff February 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

If his girlfriend had a gun, this would have never happened.

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Nölff February 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

tongue in cheek.

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Nölff February 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

If his girlfriend had a gun, this would have never happened.

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Nölff February 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

tongue in cheek.

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BigT February 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Is he from S. Africa and does he have any claim to black heritage???
Not sure if this guy is mixed or not…but if he is, all he has to do is claim Racism..and he’s free.
Or if he starts talking about what a great president Obama is: and if Obama had a son, he’d look like him…that may work…At least the media would be on his side….

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Ronald Mexico February 22, 2013 at 3:16 am

Awesome. In one comment heritage hears a shout out, Obama gets dissed, reverse racism’s alleged (in S. Africa of all f#cking places!?) and media bias is FINALLY exposed . props for continuing the conservative trend of bringing NOTHING to the table.

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BigT February 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Is he from S. Africa and does he have any claim to black heritage???
Not sure if this guy is mixed or not…but if he is, all he has to do is claim Racism..and he’s free.
Or if he starts talking about what a great president Obama is: and if Obama had a son, he’d look like him…that may work…At least the media would be on his side….

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Ronald Mexico February 22, 2013 at 2:16 am

Awesome. In one comment heritage hears a shout out, Obama gets dissed, reverse racism’s alleged (in S. Africa of all f#cking places!?) and media bias is FINALLY exposed . props for continuing the conservative trend of bringing NOTHING to the table.

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Squishy123 February 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

“… so hit hit her in the head with a cricket bat and shot her three times and my lawyer says if I keep telling this story and produce crocodile tears maybe someone will believe me.”

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Squishy123 February 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

“… so hit hit her in the head with a cricket bat and shot her three times and my lawyer says if I keep telling this story and produce crocodile tears maybe someone will believe me.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Somewhere, Johnnie Cochran is rolling his eyes and saying WTF?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Somewhere, Johnnie Cochran is rolling his eyes and saying WTF?

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