Oscar Pistorius video broadcast in Australia only

2014-07-07 08:18

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A video of murder accused Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the scene of the killing of Reeva Steenkamp has only been broadcast in Australia.

Beeld newspaper reported today it had watched the video via Skype with the help of some of its readers in Australia.

It was broadcast by Channel 7 at 12.45pm local time yesterday.

Beeld said the documentary, entitled Running Scared, shows the Paralympian walking and running on his stumps, his sister Aimee lying in the bathroom next to the toilet, Pistorius picking Aimee up and carrying her down the stairs and Pistorius himself lying next to the toilet.

It also shows Pistorius screaming “Get out! Get out of my fucking house!”, “God, help, please help me!” and, repeatedly, “Reeva! Reevaaaaaa!”.

The first scene shows Pistorius in the house of his uncle, Arnold, walking on his stumps on two Persian carpets. The second scene shows him walking much faster on the same carpets, with his right arm stretched out in front of him as if he were holding a pistol.

It also shows a reconstruction of him firing four shots through the toilet door.

Then it shows him, wearing his prosthesis, kneeling down and placing his sister at the bottom of the staircase in his uncle’s house.

His lawyers issued a statement yesterday evening, describing the broadcast as a “staggering breach of trust” and an invasion of the family’s privacy.

Brian Webber, lawyer in Pistorius’s defence team, said Channel 7 had purchased the footage unlawfully.

“In addition, during our engagement with Channel 7, we received an undertaking that they would not air any of the material before the end of the trial.

“While we cannot imagine how any of the footage would not support Oscar’s version, we will only be in a position to comment further once we have had the opportunity to study what has been aired.”

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to murder in the High Court in Pretoria.

He said he shot Steenkamp by accident through the locked door of his toilet in his Pretoria home on February 14, 2013, thinking she was an intruder.

The State argues he killed her during an argument.

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