Oscar Pistorius' Version of Reeva Steenkamp's Murder Is Heartbreaking, But Is it True?

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius
Details about the death of the beautiful Reeva Steenkamp continue to emerge as Olympic athlete Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius has a bail hearing in court. And things are just getting ... murky. The last we heard, sources were telling South African media outlets that there was "rock solid proof" Pistorius killed Steenkamp intentionally. But, not surprisingly, Oscar, who was "sobbing uncontrollably" during the hearing, painted a completely different picture to in the courtroom -- and if what he's saying is true, this is one heartbreaking tale.


Pistorius claims that he and Reeva were asleep in his bed when, at one point in the early hours of the morning, he got up to get a fan from his balcony. While he was up, he thought he heard something in the bathroom. And then things went down like this:

I heard a noise in my bathroom ... I felt a sense of terror ... I believed that someone had entered my house ... I grabbed my 9mm pistol. And as I did not have my prosthetic legs on I felt extremely vulnerable. I had to protect Reeva and myself ... I felt trapped as my bedroom door was locked and I have limited mobility on my stumps ... I fired shots at the toilet door and shouted at Reeva to phone the police. She did not respond and I moved backwards out of the bathroom, keeping my eyes on the bathroom entrance. Everything was pitch dark in the bedroom and I was still too scared to switch on a light. Reeva was not responding. When I reached the bed, I realized that Reeva was not in bed. That is when it dawned on me that it could have been Reeva who was in the toilet.

I'm not a lawyer, but I will say, the whole firing a gun in the dark when your girlfriend is spending the night seems like a terrible idea -- an idea so terrible, I'm not sure anyone would do it. But, if Pistorius' story is true, and he didn't know he was killing Reeva -- and she "died in his arms", like he said she did, this has to be the worst thing in the world for him.

I'm sure in the upcoming months, we'll hear tons about Pistorius and Steenkamp -- and we'll all form our opinions as we go. But for now, the main thing to think about is a beautiful woman who had her whole life ahead of her is gone. And nothing can bring her back.

Do you think Pistorius is guilty?

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