Prosecution says evidence contradicts Pistorius statement

Prosecution says evidence contradicts Pistorius statement

Police in South Africa have contradicted a statement made by Olympian Oscar Pistorius over the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steencamp last week.

The Blade Runner’s bail hearing has continued overnight, after Pistorius has claimed he never intended to kill Ms Steencamp.

He says she died after he randomly fired through the locked door of their bathroom, believing she was an intruder, before realising she was not in bed.

But Police investigator Hilon Botha says the bullet holes in the door are consistent with someone intentionally aiming for the toilet and basin, rathet than straight at the door

He also says the bullets were fired at a downward trajectory, contradicting Pistorius’ claims he was not wearing his prosthetic legs at the time.

Mr Botha also told the court a witness heard gunfire, screaming, then more gunfire coming from the apartment, the night that Ms Steencamp was killed.

The bail hearing has been adjourned for another day.

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