Emotional Olympian Oscar Pistorius testifies in his murder trial

Oscar Pistorius listens to ballistic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
April 7, 2014 5:49:08 AM PDT
An emotional Oscar Pistorius began testifying in his murder trial with an apology to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed last year in his home.

Pistorius took the stand in a South African court Monday and said: "There hasn't been a moment since this tragedy happened that I haven't thought about your family."

The double-amputee athlete said he wanted to protect Steenkamp. He has said he killed her by mistake; prosecutors say he killed her after an argument.

Pistorius also said he is taking anti-depressant medicine and that he has sometimes woken up in terror, suffering from panic attacks.

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