Oscar Pistorius opens defense with tearful apology to Steenkamp family – CNN.com


Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) — An emotional Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed on Valentine’s Day last year, saying he woke up thinking of them and praying for them every day.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize — to Mr. and Mrs. Steenkamp, to Reeva’s family — to those who are here today who knew her,” Pistorius said as he took the stand for the first time at his murder trial.

“I can’t imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I have caused you and your family. … I can promise you that when she went to bed that night, she felt loved,” he said, his voice breaking as if he was fighting back tears.

via Oscar Pistorius opens defense with tearful apology to Steenkamp family – CNN.com.

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