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Pistorius Put Legs on to Shoot Reeva: Prosecutor

Pistorius Put Legs on to Shoot Reeva: Prosecutor

(NEWSER– Oscar Pistorius put on his artificial legs to walk to the bathroom where girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had fled after an argument and then fired into the locked door, hitting her three times, a prosecutor said at a dramatic court hearing today. Pistorius sobbed at the bail hearing as the prosecutor made the case for premeditated murder, the AP reports.

"If I arm myself, walk a distance, and murder a person, that is premeditated," the prosecutor said, adding that in the tiny bathroom, "She couldn't go anywhere. You can run nowhere. It must have been horrific."

The defense attorney disputed the murder charge, saying of the shooting, "Was it to kill her, or was it to get her out? All we really know is she locked herself behind the toilet door and she was shot."

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