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Pistorius 'consumed with sorrow' year after shooting lover dead

Published on Feb 14, 2014 4:25 PM
 
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears, on Feb 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius said on Friday, Feb 14, 2014, he was consumed with "sorrow" as he marked one year since he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in what he maintains was an accident. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius said on Friday he was consumed with "sorrow" as he marked one year since he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in what he maintains was an accident.

The world-famous double amputee, 27, shot Reeva Steenkamp through his toilet door, claiming he mistook her for an intruder at his upmarket Pretoria home.

However the track legend known as "Blade Runner" goes on trial for premeditated murder on March 3.

"No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva," Pistorius wrote on his personal website.

 
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