Pistorius apologises for killing girlfriend

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has taken the testimony box in his own safeguard at his homicide preliminary, saying the shooting of his better half had left him restless, alarmed and tormented by bad dreams.

At the preliminary on Monday, he likewise apologized to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public exhibition, saying he discharged four shots through a latrine entryway in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year in the conviction that he was shielding her from an interloper, Reuters news office revealed.

“I was basically attempting to secure Reeva,” he told the court, his sobbing voice trembling with feeling.

Pistorius, 27, faces a lifelong incarceration in jail whenever indicted for killing his better half. He has argued not blameworthy to charges of homicide and three guns related offenses.

He said he is taking antidepressants and dozing pills.

Investigators say Pistorius killed Reeva following a contention, a charge that he denies.

Pistorius has argued not blameworthy to charges of homicide and three guns related offenses [AP]

7 Apr 2014

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has taken the testimony box in his own guard at his homicide preliminary, saying the shooting of his sweetheart had left him restless, panicked and tormented by bad dreams.

At the preliminary on Monday, he likewise apologized to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public exhibition, saying he discharged four shots through a latrine entryway in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year in the conviction that he was shielding her from an interloper, Reuters news office revealed.

“I was basically attempting to ensure Reeva,” he told the court, his sobbing voice trembling with feeling.

Pistorius, 27, faces a lifelong incarceration in jail whenever indicted for killing his better half. He has argued not blameworthy to charges of homicide and three guns related offenses.

He said he is taking antidepressants and dozing pills.

Investigators say Pistorius killed Reeva following a contention, a charge that he denies.

SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES

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