For the first time since the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend Oscar Pistorius gave his account of the events when an affidavit was read out in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Pistorius denied having murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his house in Pretoria.
"I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder; let alone premeditated murder because I had no intention to kill."
According to Eyewitness NewsPistorius sketched a picture of the events leading up to the shooting.
"I was watching TV. My legs were off. She (Steenkamp) was doing yoga. At the end of the evening we got into bed. I sleep with my 9mm under my bed. I woke up to close the sliding door and heard a noise in the bathroom," the affidavit read according to onlookers in the court.
According to the affidavit Pistorius was scared and didn't switch on the light.
"I got my gun and moved towards the bathroom. I screamed at the intruder. Because I did not have my legs on I felt vulnerable. I fired shots through the bathroom door and told Reeva to call police."
Pistorius claims that he realised for the first time that Steenkamp was not in the bed and that she might be in the bathroom after having fired the shots.
"I kicked the door open and called paramedics and the complex security. I tried to carry her down stairs for help.”
Earlier magistrate Desmond Nair ruled that Pistorius should face a pre-meditated murder charge.
"At this point in time, I cannot rule out premeditation. For the purposes of bail he will face schedule six murder charge".