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South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend  Reeva Steenkamp by shooting her through a bathroom door at his home, prosecutors told a court on Tuesday,BBC Reports

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that on the night of the killing ,Pistorius  got up, put on his prostheses, walked seven metres and fired his gun through the bathroom door.

Nel said the couple had had a shouting match and Steenkamp fled to the bathroom, down a seven-metre passage from the bedroom, and locked herself in. He said the 26-year-old Pistorius got up from bed and had to put on his prosthetic legs to reach the toilet door.

Nel  told the court the door was broken open after the shots were fired. Pistorius’ lawyer insisted there was no evidence to substantiate a murder charge,

“Was it to kill her, or was it to get her out?” defence attorney Barry Roux asked the court, referring to the broken-down door. “We submit it is not even murder. There is no concession this is a murder.”

Pistorius according to CBC news argued that he had mistaken Steenkamp for a burglar. Pistorius has been held in a cell at a police station Pretoria since his arrest on Thursday

Oscar and girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius and the late and girlfriend

Meanwhile ,Reeva Steenkamp was buried today in  a private funeral in her home town of Port Elizabeth.