Oscar Pistorius, right, speaks with his lawyer Barry Roux as the start of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa
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Oscar Pistorius trial day one: Full court statement

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has given a statement denying the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the start of his trial in Pretoria.

A defence lawyer read Mr Pistorius' version of events to the court, following the shooting at his home in Pretoria on 14 February 2013.

State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, but he claims he mistook her for an intruder, and was trying "to defend Reeva".

  • 03 Mar 2014
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