Oscar said he thought he shot a burglar: Witness

Oscar said he thought he shot a burglar: Witness

Oscar Pistorius said he thought he was shooting a burglar when the first people arrived at his house in Pretoria after he killed Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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 "I shot her. I thought she was a burglar and I shot her," is what Johan Stipp heard the man standing over Reeva Steenkamp's body say when he walked into the house in Silver Woods estate in Pretoria.

Stipp had heard screaming, cries for help, shots and seen a shape moving from the right to the left of the bathroom across a
vacant stand from him.

He did not know it was Pistorius's house when he went in to see if he could help, introducing himself as a doctor.

He first drove to security to ask if it was safe to go to the house.

The court heard how Stipp at first struggled to get through to the guard room when he heard the screams and shots, with the call not being answered, and a "funny" sound coming through on the 10111 emergency number.

When he parked outside Pistorius's house (he found out whose house it was later), a man was talking on his cellphone and a woman
at the door let him when he said he was a doctor.

Stipp saw a woman on the floor, a man next to her with one hand on the ground, two fingers over her mouth and then he made the statement.


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