The state has a prima facie case for murder: OP invited RS to sleep with him at his home. OP swore under oath he killed RS. OP swore under oath she did nothing to threaten or provoke him. At no time did OP call police after he shot RS. For OP to be found not guilty he must now rebut the state's prima facie case. OP has preemptively attempted that with a written affidavit at the bail hearing and having his lawyer read a statement in open court at the start of his trial. OP's version of the night he killed RS: OP and RS had a quiet dinner on 2/13/13. OP and RS went to bed at 10:00 PM. Sometime in the middle of the night OP spoke to RS in bed. At approximately 3:00 AM OP went outside and brought 2 fans into the bedroom. OP closed the door to the balcony and pulled the blinds closed. OP pulled the curtains closed. OP heard the bathroom window slide open. OP got his 9 mm gun from under the bed. OP went into the bathroom on his stumps. OP simultaneously told RS to call the police and told an intruder to leave his house. OP shot four shots through the toilet door. OP backed out of the bathroom and again told RS to call police. OP noticed RS was not in bed. OP went back to the bathroom calling RS's name. OP tried to open the toilet door but it was locked. OP opened the curtains, blinds and outside door. OP screamed outside for help. OP put on his prosthetic legs. OP ran back to the bathroom. OP kicked the toilet door but it wouldn't open. OP went back to the bedroom to get a cricket bat. OP went back to the bathroom and bashed in the toilet door. OP saw RS slumped over, still alive. OP saw a key to the toilet door on the floor. OP reached down and picked up the key. OP unlocked the toilet door. OP battled to get RS out of the toilet area and into the bathroom. OP phoned John Stander. OP phoned Netcare. OP found the key to the bedroom door, unlocked it, and went downstairs. OP opened his front door. OP went back upstairs to the bathroom. OP picked up RS's body and carried it downstairs. On the way downstairs John Stander, Clarice Stander, Johan Stipp, and Pieter Baba arrived at OP's house while OP is carrying RS. OP tried to render assistance to RS. RS died in OP's arms. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/feb/19/oscar-pistorius-defence-statement http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26417240 Some questions to think about: How much of OP's story is reasonable or unreasonable? How much of OP's story is self-contradictory? How much of OP's story fits, or does not fit, the physical evidence? How much of OP's story matches, or doesn't match, witness testimony? How much evidence has OP presented that supports his life was threatened? The answers to these questions will be what determines the ultimate verdict.