Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of 'tailoring' his version of events

By Evan Hilbert |

Oscar Pistorius testified Monday for a fourth day. (Getty Images)

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued Monday scrutinizing Oscar Pistorius' version of what occurred the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot, going so far as to accuse the Olympic sprinter of "tailoring" his story and trying to mislead the court.

According to those in the court room, Nel's approach was firm, and his main goal was to destroy Pistorius' credibility by proving that the sprinter is "tailoring his evidence."

Pistorius maintains that he shot Steenkamp on accident, believing her to be an intruder.

"I am going to point out to you how improbable your version is," Nel said to Pistorius, according to a CNN report.

From there, the prosecutor minutely described flaws in Pistorius' story, going so far as to aggressively question each move the sprinter made that night. In addition, he accused Pistorius of lying outright.

For his part, Pistorius says he blames himself for the shooting, and didn't realize that he had shot Steenkamp, not an intruder, until after the fact.

"I blame myself for taking Reeva's life," Pistorius said, adding that he returned to the bed after firing to only then find that Steenkamp was gone.

"Then I was panicking, realizing she wasn't answering," he said. "I was screaming, I was screaming out for her."

Nel's cross-examination of Pistorius will continue Tuesday.

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