Oscar Pistorius Trying to Prove He Did Not Murder Reeva Steenkamp

Former Olympic athlete was sobbing in court as he heard a graphic account of the night Steenkamp died.
3:00 | 03/06/14

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And now, we take you to the trial of limpian Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing the beautiful woman by his side. It was an emotionally-charged day. The man they call blade runner, in tears. ABC's hamish Macdonald in south Africa bringing us the headlines from today. Reporter: Oscar Pistorius, considered a hero by so many, sat crying today, holding rosary beads. At stimes, looking physically sick. As we heard a detailed, graphic account about the night Pistorius killed reeva steenkamp. Their future looked bright. I said, I shot her. Reporter: Johan Stipp, a former military doctor, a neighbor to Pistorius, was on the first on the seen, when steenkamp was shot. He arrived to find a woman's body, lifeless. With Pistorius by her side. He had his left hand on her right gro inopinion and his right hand, the second and third fingers in her mouth. Reporter: The star athlete was trying to keep the airway open. He was trying to maybe get atonement. Reporter: Listening to this, Pistorius is sobbing. At one point, he looks physically sick. In his hands are rosily beads. Today is the anniversary of his mother's death. Oscar, how are you feeling after hearing that testimony? Even before he met the model, it was clear he was destined for big things. I never encountered anything I couldn't do due to the fact I had prosthetic legs. Reporter: This is a man who has overcome enormous odds before. But he killed the woman he said he loved and is now trying to prove it was not murder. Hamish Macdonald, ABC news, Pretoria, South Africa.

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