Oscar Pistorius has spoken out about the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp one year ago on 14 February 2013.

The 30-year-old was shot multiple times and died at Pistorius's upmarket home in Pretoria. He denies murder, saying he shot through a toilet door after mistaking his girlfriend for a night-time intruder.

The runner's statement, which lamented the loss of his partner and the "heartache" it has caused, was met with mocking disbelief mostly on twitter.

Some people reworked a well-known romantic poem:

Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement

Others vented spleen over the inappropriateness of his words

Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement

Others simply ridiculed the whole situation

Pistorius\' statement
Pistorius\' statement