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Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says
Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says

The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door after he heard a noise inside. Summarizing the defense’s case, attorney Barry Roux said the double-amputee runner was highly anxious when he armed himself and headed toward the bathroom, believing he was firing at an intruder instead of Steenkamp, who was inside. Roux argued that Pistorius was not guilty of murder or a lesser charge of culpable homicide. “Was he negligent? Was he acting reasonably in discharging the firearm or...

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