Oscar Pistorius Admits Reeva Steenkamp Wasn't As 'Into' Him

Oscar Pistorius took the stand for the second day on Tuesday. He explained the layout of his bedroom and read text messages from Reeva Steenkamp.
Posted at 9:20 AM, Apr 08, 2014

Oscar Pistorius, who is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, continued his testimony Tuesday morning. 

"He told the courtroom 'if anything I was more into her at times than she was in to me.'" (Via WPXI)

CNN notes the Blade Runner said he was "besotted with her" in court in South Africa.

Tuesday morning, Pistorius said Steenkamp left him a Valentine's present on February 13th. She told him not to open it until the next day. He said couldn't bring himself to do so until August 8. 

"On Reeva's birthday, I opened her Valentine's gift to me and it was a photo frame that she got made that has four photos of her and I."

Also Tuesday Pistorius also answered questions about the layout of his home and how his bedroom was set up the night of the murder.  

"Earlier this morning he read text messages between the two. Some were loving messages, others showed Steenkamp was afraid of the Olympian."

The defense is trying to paint a portrait of how Pistorius was raised — his he says, mother slept with a gun under her bed. 

ABC notes Pistorius testified Tuesday security was a concern for him. He told the court he had an alarm system and hard wood doors, but said they were brittle. 

"Prosecutors maintain Pistorius deliberately shot Steenkamp after an argument. He maintains he was just trying to protect her. He shot her, thinking she was an intruder."​ (Via WFRV)

Pistorius was also visibly upset Monday when a forensic analyst described Steenkamp's multiple bullet wounds. (Via WCIV)

Pistorius has maintained he was acting in self-defense, saying he fired shots through a closed door thinking it was an intruder. On Monday, he testified for two hours. If convicted, he faces life in prison.