Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday on the fourth day of his murder trial as a neighbor described the scene he discovered the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed. Johan Stipp, a radiologist and Pistorius’ neighbor, told the court about the immediate aftermath of the shooting that took place on Feb. 14, 2013.
“I went near her, and as I bent down, I also noticed a man on the left kneeling by her side,” Stipp testified, via ESPN.com. “He had his left hand on her right groin, and his right hand, the second and third fingers in her mouth. I remember the first thing he said when I got there was, ‘I shot her. I thought she was a burglar. I shot her.’”
As Stipp gave his testimony, Pistorius leaned forward on his courtroom bench and covered his face. He then moved them to cover his ears and remained that way for a while.