Pistorius Trial: Door Was ‘Bashed’ With a Cricket Bat- Report

Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prostheses when he broke down a door to reach his girlfriend after he shot her, his murder trial has heard.

The forensic evidence contradicted Mr Pistorius’ claim that he was wearing prosthetics at the time.

The door has been brought into court to be examined during the murder trial.

Mr Pistorius denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp in February last year, saying he fired after mistaking her for a burglar.

Many toilet cubicle were brought into the courtroom, according to the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani reporting from Pretoria.

Steenkamp's Murder trial Hears That Paralympian Pistorius Was Not Wearing His Prosthetic Leg When He Broke Down the Door to Retrieve the Remains of His Deceased Girlfriend.
Steenkamp’s Murder trial Hears That Paralympian Pistorius Was Not Wearing His Prosthetic Leg When He Broke Down the Door to Retrieve the Remains of His Deceased Girlfriend.

It is a replica of the toilet in which Ms Steenkamp was shot.

The court will hear forensic evidence on the location of shooter, the grouping of the shots and their trajectory.

Cross-examining, Mr Pistorius’ defence team asked the forensic expert to kneel and lift his feet, which caused him to wobble.

The defence team claimed that Mr Pistorius therefore would not have been able to balance on his stumps and break down the door using a cricket bat.

The prosecution witness argued that if Mr Pistorius was balanced enough to fire a gun, he could also break down a door with a bat.

The trial is now halfway through its second week, and is expected to feature over 100 witnesses.

Sourced from the BBC

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Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp

1 Comment

  • These westerners re a bunch of insane people! This is absolute crazy; termination of human life is a felony, no matter how u see it, don’t kill if u can’t create a life.

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