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Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness
Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot through a door in his bathroom to “nullify the threat,” believing an intruder was in the enclosed toilet cubicle, a sports and exercise doctor testified Monday. Pistorius is on trial for murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was in the cubicle when he opened fire on a hot night last year on Valentine's Day. The prosecution contends he intentionally killed her after an argument. Pistorius says he believed she was an intruder. Even if Pistorius succeeds in making that argument, the court could convict him if it finds that as a gun expert, he realized that any person in the cubicle, regardless of...

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