Oscar Pistorius grilled by prosecution over 'terrible mistake'

Oscar Pistorius denied that he wanted to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and maintained that he mistook her for an intruder on Valentine's day in 2013.

updated: April 09, 2014 17:19 IST
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Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius insisted on Wednesday that he never intended to kill his girlfriend, as the prosecution began tearing into his version of events on that fateful night.

The 27-year-old Paralympian wrapped up three days of emotional and harrowing defence testimony by denying he wanted to kill girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp or the intruder he believed to be behind a toilet door in his home on the night of Valentine's Day last year. (Reeva died as I held her: Pistorius)

"I did not intend to kill Reeva, milady, or anyone else," he told the murder trial, in his strongest rebuttal yet of charges against him.

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