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Oscar Pistorius shares details about killing Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius appears in first TV interview since he fatally shot the model.

Oscar Pistorius has opened up about the night he killed model Reeva Steenkamp, in his first TV interview since he shot the model.

Pistorius was convicted of manslaughter in 2014 for killing Steenkamp in his at his home in Pretoria, South Africa.

Last year, the conviction was upgraded to murder, following an appeal by state prosecutors. 

In an interview with ITV, Pistorius said, ‘I did take Reeva’s life and I have to live with that.’

‘I can smell the blood. I can feel the warmness of it on my hands. And to know that that’s your fault, that that’s what you’ve done.’

The Paralympian, who awaits sentencing on July 6, added that he believes Reeva wouldn’t want to see him spend his life behind bars.  

Pistorius has served 12 months of a five-year prison sentence.

‘I don’t want to go back to jail; I don’t want to have to waste my life sitting there. If I was afforded the opportunity of redemption I would like to help the less fortunate like I had in my past,’ he said.

‘I would like to believe that if Reeva could look down upon me that she would want me to live that life.’

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