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9 Apr 2014
10:43 am

Oscar reiterates murder denial

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius reiterated in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday that he did not murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

FILE PICTURE: Family members of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius attend his murder trial in Pretoria, Tuesday, 8 April 2014. No media coverage except audio is allowed while Pistorius is testifying. Pistorius stands trial for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Picture: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Pool

“I did not intend to kill Reeva, My Lady or anybody else for that matter,” said Pistorius after being asked by his lawyer Barry Roux SC.

He has been charged with her murder after shooting her dead through his toilet door on Valentine’s Day last year.

He has pleaded not guilty, saying he mistook her for an intruder.

Sapa