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Pistorius selling house where he shot Steenkamp

South Africa Pistorius Shooting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' lawyer says the double-amputee athlete is selling the house where he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills.

Lawyer Brian Webber said in a statement Thursday that it had "become necessary" for Pistorius to sell the villa in a gated community in Pretoria because his ongoing murder trial will go beyond the expected three-week duration.

Webber adds that Pistorius has never returned to the house since he fatally shot Steenkamp in an upstairs bathroom in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year. Webber says Pistorius "cannot contemplate ever returning to live there again." Webber says the house has remained "sealed" since it was handed back by police over a year ago.

Pistorius is on trial charged with premeditated murder in Steenkamp's shooting death.

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debnaert March 20 2014 at 10:18 AM

Beyond me how anyone could break into this FORT. Look at it. Looks like fort KNOX! And PLUS it was a gated community with electric fence around the top of the fence.... and security guards posted. And he thought someone was HIDING IN THE BATHROOM? And broke into through the 2nd FLOOR???????????????? What the..................

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chasesea debnaert March 20 2014 at 11:04 AM

Agreed. He's sick in the head...a paranoid jack ass....preparing for combat because the washing machine ws making a noise....can't wait for the verdict.

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msolare March 20 2014 at 1:10 PM

it'll-sell.....
lots-of-strange/weirdos-in-the-world....

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john March 20 2014 at 12:30 PM

I put in a bid this morning , and didnt hear from anybody, on the contrary , its worth a million for the movie rights

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projcontrols March 20 2014 at 4:43 PM

He wont need it anyway where he's headed.....

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estela92 March 20 2014 at 11:50 AM

HE CERTAINLY WILL NOT NEED THAT PLACE WHERE HE IS GOING (WE HOPE)

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PsychedelicSpell March 20 2014 at 11:05 AM

Here is to hoping it does not sell.

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elenarose61 March 20 2014 at 12:07 PM

I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy that house!

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seattlewkr elenarose61 March 20 2014 at 4:10 PM

I can.

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wlh1923 March 20 2014 at 1:22 PM

He "cannot contemplate ever returning to live there again". Yeah, after hearing the overwhelming evidence against him so far at trial he has finally come to the realization that in a few short weeks
he is never going to be able to return there (or anywhere else that he chooses) again. Prison it is.

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mschievly March 20 2014 at 10:37 AM

good he won't need it , when he's in jail where he belongs!

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romag46 March 20 2014 at 2:13 PM

If I hear a strange noise in my home at night...the first I look for is my husband and kids....makes no sense that he didn't check for Reeva first...Then , why did he have to break down the bathroom door with a cricket bat ?? ...Who locks the bathroom door if you get up at night...Hmmmmm only if you are trying to get away from a crazy lover ! Sad , sad waste of two lives.

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Michelle romag46 March 20 2014 at 2:29 PM

She showed up unannounced...to SURPRISE him.... He did not know she was there.... Kinda hard to look for someone you did not know was in your house....

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GL Michelle March 20 2014 at 3:21 PM

Get your facts straight. He claimed they went to bed together that night. Geeeezzz!

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susiepankow romag46 March 20 2014 at 2:47 PM

Well said romag46

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