‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius Murder Trial Opens In South Africa

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    Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty at the start of his murder trial in South Africa.

    FOX News Radio’s Simon Owen reports:

    Audio clip:

    Oscar Pistorius admits he shot his girlfriend dead through a bathroom door, at his house last year. But insists he didn’t mean to — saying he thought Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder.

    (Lucky Nxumalo/Associated Press)
    (Lucky Nxumalo/Associated Press)

    Judge: “Do you understand the charges Mister Pistorius? Pistorius: “I do, I do my lady.” Judge: “How do you plead?” Pistorius: “Not guilty, my lady.”

    Pistorius, the paralympic sprinter known for his prosthetic legs — speaking only briefly as his trial began.

    The first prosecution witness:

    Prosecution witness: “You only shout like that if your life is really threatened.”

    A neighbor saying she was woken by gunshots and a woman screaming on the night of the killing.

    Simon Owen, Fox News Radio.