Mitchell Reports | February 19, 2013
>>> in a bail hearing this morning olympian blade runner oscar pistorius was charged with a premeditated murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. pistorius we want as his affidavit was read aloud in the courtroom. a private funeral, meanwhile, was held for steenkamp, a model and law graduate. that in her hometown today. rojid was in the courtroom today. talk to me about what happened in the courtroom. complicated emotional case.
>> very well complicated and incredibly emotional today. andrea, the prosecution has outlined the case against oscar pistorius . they described their pistorius estate. and described their events of the hours leading up to the shooting of reeva steenkamp. they claimed will had been some sort of a rile at his high security home. they claimed that he put on his prosthetic legs and that he walked for seven meters across a room where he fired a 9 millimeter pistol into a bathroom door. she sat on the other side and she eventually was killed, dying in his arms. now, his defense lawyers say that's not what happened. he thought that an intruder had genuinely entered his home in the middle of the night . he was described about how he was incredibly concerned about his security. he received death threats before. he said he became filled with fear when he heard the commotion. he shot at her because it was a tragic accident and genuinely felt they were both in danger on valentine morning.
>> apparently in the affidavit, he explains the cricket bat by saying he used to bash the door through, is that part of the explanation?
>> reporter: that's right. there was speculation about what relevance, this cricket bat had played. a great deal of it played out in the australian media . he said he took this cricket bat to bash through the locked bathroom because he was trying to save her. he knew what happened, according to the affidavit, he ignored advice to wait for paramedics to get there. he tried treat her on the scene according to his version of events but she eventually died in his arms, andrea.
>> thank you very much.