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48 Hours -- Oscar Pistorius: Shots in The Dark

PRETORIA, South Africa (CBS News) -- The riveting drama unfolding in a Pretoria, South Africa, courtroom has been building for over three months.

The nation of Nelson Mandela is familiar with heartache and heroes, but this is the tale of a different kind of hero. And The High Court is awash in controversial testimony and raw unfiltered emotion.

It has been an Oscar Pistorius no one could imagine.

Oscar Pistorius: Before I knew it, I fired four shots at the door.

The legendary "Blade Runner," an example of courage to the world, is accused of the Valentine's Day 2013 murder of his stunning girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Gerrie Nell: You killed a person, that's what you did, isn't it?

Oscar Pistorius: I made a mistake.

Gerrie Nell: You killed Reeva Steenkamp, that's what you did!

Pistorius, 27, chose not to have his testimony on camera while being grilled by prosecutor Gerrie Nell.

In court, the champion defeated, sobbing like a child.

Read more from CBS News and/or watch the FULL 48 Hours special above.

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