Oscar Pistorius breaks silence on death of girlfriend: “I will carry it with me for the rest of my life”

Oscar Pistorius has broken his silence on shooting and killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, last Valentine's Day


by Kayleigh Dray |
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The double-amputee Olympian, who is famed for running on blades, denies murder and says he shot through a toilet door in self defence after mistaking his 29-year-old girlfriend for an intruder.

Exactly one year on from the tragedy, which took place in pretoria, South Africa, Pistorius posted a statement on his website and broke his silence on last year's Valentine's Day horror:

“No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva."

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp


“The pain and sadness - especially for Reeva’s parents, family and friends consumes me with sorrow.

“The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Pistorius's trial will begin on 3rd March, where he faces a possible life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if he is convicted of premeditated murder for fatally shooting Reeva.

He also faces two additional charges of firing a gun in a public place.

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