Athlete Oscar Pistorius

Athlete Oscar Pistorius

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Athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts as he sits in the dock at his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius, a double amputee who has won six gold medals in the Paralympics, acknowledges he shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, though he says he mistook her for an intruder.