Oscar Pistorius has broken his silence on social media by posting a string of religious messages. The Paralympian took to Twitter yesterday afternoon, five days after the last evidence was heard in his murder trial.
He posted a collage of himself posing with children, along with the message: "You have the ability to make a difference in someones (sic) life".
— Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) July 13, 2014
He also uploaded a passage about how a man in "utter desolation" can still "achieve fulfillment" through "loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved".
Thirteen hours later, he posted a prayer saying "Lord, today I ask that you bathe those who live in pain in the river of your healing. Amen".
The last time he tweeted before that was on February 14th this year, the first anniversary of the day he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Then, he wrote about the "devastating accident" that caused "such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva".
A few words from my heart, on http://t.co/WNF7RXMNLP— Oscar Pistorius (@OscarPistorius) February 14, 2014
The double-amputee is waiting to learn whether he will be found guilty of the 29-year-old model's murder.
Pistorius says he heard what he thought was an intruder in his house and, in "fear for his life", approached a closed toilet door and fired four shots through it.
He said he thought Reeva was still in the bedroom when he opened fire.