Gerrie Nel cross-examines Oscar Pistorius
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Oscar Pistorius trial: 'I did not fire at Reeva'

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as he was pressed by prosecutor Gerrie Nel about the moment he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Speaking on the fourth day of his cross-examination, the athlete, 27, said he had not intended to kill anyone but fired out of fear.

This prompted Mr Nel to say Mr Pistorius was changing his story from self-defence, to saying he shot by accident.

The prosecutor said this was because the truth was: "You fired at Reeva."

"It's not true," Mr Pistorius replied, breaking into tears and prompting the court to briefly adjourn.

  • 14 Apr 2014
  • From the section Africa
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