Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand in his trial

Yes, indeed, the defence called Oscar Pistorius on to the witness stand in his murder trial and he was tearfully saying it was all a mistake and that he was trying to protect Reeva.

Whether you want to believe that explanation is entirely up to you. Anyway, the trial broke for the day early; testimony resumes Tuesday.

Update — I notice there was a good live blog of the testimony and the day’s proceedings at Eyewitness News.

Also, for those of you wondering if I am jealous about not being able to be there covering the Pistorius trial, don’t worry. We have people in our own community who apparently like to shoot off weapons, too, so I am in court this week covering that alleged incident. Never a dull moment in the news business.