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Oscar Pistorius let the pressure 'get to him'

Oscar Pistorius had "the dreams of all the disabled people out there" resting on his shoulders, according to his former lawyer Wergele McKenzie.

Mr McKenzie told ITV News he believes Pistorius was letting the pressure "get to him" before the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Verdict wait 'tougher than preparing for Olympics'

Oscar Pistorius' former agent Ray Wicksell said the wait for the court judgement was "harder than trying to prepare for any Olympic Games" for the athlete.

Speaking before today's verdict, he told ITV News: "This whole court decision is tougher than anything he can imagine times it by a million."

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Uncle: Verdict a 'big burden' off Oscar's shoulders

The uncle of Oscar Pistorius said the family were "deeply affected by the devastating and tragic" death of Reeva Steenkamp and added that the athlete being cleared of murder was a "big burden" off the Olympian's shoulders.

Arnold Pistorius delivering a statement. Credit: ITV News

Arnold Pistorius said: "[We want to] show how grateful we are to the judge after she found him not guilty, the verdict is a big burden of our shoulders and Oscar's.

"We always knew the facts of the matter and never doubted Oscar's version of this tragic incident."

He added: "There's no victors in this, we as a family remain deeply affected by this devastating and tragic event and it won't bring Reeva back but our hearts go out to her family and friends."

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