Pistorius kept saying shooting was mistake: key witness

Feb 19, 2013 13:27 IST

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Oscar Pistorius' neighbour and lawyer friend has told the police that the 'Blade Runner' kept telling her the shooting was a mistake — and that he thought his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder.

According to the Sunday TribunePistorius gave the unidentified woman a frantic call in the early hours of Valentine's Day. When she entered the house, Pistorius was carrying Steenkamp's body down the stairs.

Pistorius and the friend then tried to stop the bleeding, but paramedics declared her dead when they arrived.

AP

Pistorius and the friend then tried to stop the bleeding, but paramedics declared her dead when they arrived. AP

On trying to console the Paralympic gold medallist, he kept telling her that it was all a mistake and he did not mean to shoot Steenkamp.

The friend is among the prime witnesses in the case, along with paramedics, security guards at the complex and other neighbours.

It has already been reported that there was some disturbance inside the house on Wednesday, a day before the shooting incident — so much so that security guards went to the house to tell them that the noise was troubling neighbours.

The state has charged Pistorius for premeditated murder, something that he has strongly denied.

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