March 6th, 2014
08:23 PM ET

Witness: Oscar Pistorious "prayed to God" for girlfriend to survive

Gripping eyewitness testimony in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

The athlete's neighbor in excruciating detail revealed what he saw just minutes after the blade runner's girlfriend was shot four times.

Oscar Pistorius breaks down as trial hears grisly details of girlfriend's killing

Witness Johan Stipp, said he went to Pistorius' residence after hearing shots fired. He said he saw Steenkamp mortally wounded, her brain tissue mixed with blood and Pistorius praying for her to live.

"I remember the first thing he said when I got there was, 'I shot her, I thought she was a burglar and I shot her,'" Stipp told the court.

The testimony was so powerful it left the one-time Olympian in tears.

Robyn Curnow is OutFront in Pretoria, South Africa with the story.

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