Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Trial Day 18: Stopped Early By Judge

((HT: SABC Digital News))

Oscar Pistorius continued his testimony in his defense of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, this morning local time. But, the judge stopped the trial at points as Pistorius' crying took such a toll that a recess was called.

He is charged with premeditated murder in Steenkamp’s death and faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years before parole in prison if convicted. The prosecution's stance is that every word Pistorius is telling about his story is a fabrication- that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder and he shot her through the bathroom door four times as an accident.

Pistorius maintained that the sound of the bathroom window opening gave him the thoughts that someone was breaking into his house. He also said that Steenkamp was still in bed with him as he went to the door to fire his gun.

Here's the first part of his testimony

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