|Prosecutor pounces on Pistorius admission of deadly ‘mistake’
Oscar Pistorius insisted he never intended to kill his girlfriend, as the prosecution began tearing into his version of events.
The 27-year-old Paralympian wrapped up three days of defense testimony by denying he wanted to kill girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, or the intruder he believed to be behind a toilet door in his home on the night of Valentine's Day last year.
“I did not intend to kill Reeva, milady, or anyone else,'' he told the murder trial.
Pistorius claims he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.
Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel then began a searing cross-examination.
After Pistorius conceded he made a terrible “mistake,’’ Nel – nicknamed “the bulldog'' – was incredulous.
“You made a mistake? You killed a person, that's what you did!'' he thundered.
“You shot and killed her, won't you take responsibility for that?''
He is likely to remain on the stand for the remainder of this week.--AFP