A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he found the South African Paralympic champion praying over the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in her dying moment.
In the trial’s first account of the moments after the shooting, Johan Stipp said he tried to revive Miss Steenkamp. During Dr Stipp’s testimony, Mr Pistorius cried and seemed to retch.
The double amputee denies intentionally killing her, saying he mistook the 29-year-old model for an intruder.
Dr. Stipp said he could see Miss Steenkamp’s bfrain tissue in her hair.
He said he had found Mr. Pistorius kneeling by her body.
Dr. Stipp said the Paralympic star told him: ‘I shot her. I thought she was a burglar’.
“Oscar was crying all the time,” Strip continued. “He was praying to God (saying) ‘Please let her live'”.
Pistorius said he would dedicate “his life and her life to God” of she lived, according to the testimony.
Dr Stipp said Mr. Pistorius had been in an emotional state. fearing he might hurt himself, he had asked where the gun was.
The trial had been adjourned until Friday.