Oscar Pistorius 'Shot Steenkamp 3 Times In The Bathroom'

South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend by shooting her through a bathroom door at his home, prosecutors told a court.
Details of the prosecution's case against Mr Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp, emerged at a bail hearing in Pretoria.

He wept as he heard the account, but his lawyers said the killing was "not even murder".

The hearing comes as the victim's family holds a private funeral.

The prosecution is pursuing a charge of premeditated murder against the 26-year-old athlete.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that on the night of the killing Mr Pistorius - a double amputee - got up, put on his prostheses, walked seven metres and fired his gun through the bathroom door.

He shot four times and hit Ms Steenkamp three times, he said. The defendant later broke down the bathroom door and carried the victim downstairs, Mr Nel added.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux told the court his client did not know in advance who was behind the door.

He said the prosecution had provided "no evidence of premeditated murder", and that it was not even murder.

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