20 year old Samantha Taylor confesses to UK Mirror that she's so sure she could have been the one Pistorius shot if they were still a couple.
Oscar Pistorius has been pronounced guilty of culpable homicide but free on two counts including premeditated murder and fire arm possession in his ongoing murder trial in South Africa. But there's someone who seem not agree with the judge's verdict.
Before Oscar Pistorius' dead girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, there was Samantha Taylor - dated Pistorius for 18 months - She now tells UK Mirror that the sprinter could have killed her if she didn't hide his gun sometime ago when he got very angry at her.
The 20 year old has confessed to the newspaper that she's so sure she could have been the one Pistorius shot if they were still a couple.
"What happened to Reeva Steenkamp could so easily have happened to me. I definitely think that could have been me – without a doubt – many, many, many times." she said after Pistorius was aquitted for murder in Pretoria Court on Thursday.
Samantha desribes Pistorius as "angry, possessive and suicidal" as she explains incidences when he treated her 'so badly' in and out of his house. She claimed she was 'terrified' in the relationship.
“Oscar used to lock me in his house and then go out. I had no food, I couldn’t get out. It was dangerous. He often went out saying he will just be an hour or so and ended up out all day or night. I wouldn’t hear from him all night and his phone would be off. He would say he’s going out for an hour and the next day, three in the morning, he would drive home."
Descibing an episode of how angry and dangerous the paralympian gets, she says, "He gets so mad, so angry he can’t even speak. He was trying to string his words together, spitting, shouting, grabbing. It was horrible. He used to bite me a lot, pinch me in anger and in fun. I had bruises and scars. It was painful."
To top it all up, Samantha tells the paper she had to hide his gun one day in fear he may use it on her like he eventually did on his late girlfirend, Reeva last year's Valentine's Day. She says,
“I had to hide his gun, I was so scared of him. We had friends over for dinner, at his house and we’d all had a little to drink but I think he was going for one that night.
“He was on the hard liquor. He moved all the couches and set the floor on fire and danced around it. It was a marble floor and he used alcohol to light it on fire. He slipped and he chipped his tooth.
“But because he was so drunk he thought I’d beaten him up. He started screaming at me. He was looking for his gun. He was saying I was a bitch because I beat him up. ‘What kind of person are you? You bitch.’ I felt threatened. Both of us went upstairs to bed and I was walking a bit in front of him."
"When I got to the room I hid his gun, because I really did think he’d use it. I hid it under the bed knowing he wouldn’t look there. He kept that gun, the one used on Reeva, on his table or by his prosthetic legs on the floor."
So, where do you think Samantha was during the trial? Why didn't she say something in the witness box? Looks like she isn't 100% ok with the judge's judgement following what she told the paper.