Pistorius data analyst claim: police won’t comment

2013-02-25 10:56

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Gauteng police declined to comment on a report that a top Hawks forensic data analyst would be called in to study cellphone information relating to the murder investigation against paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

“We are allowing the investigation to take its course. We are not going to run the investigation blow by blow in the media,” said Brigadier Neville Malila.

Eyewitness News reported today that the expert analyst would examine cellphone data and shed light on an alleged text message from Reeva Steenkamp’s former boyfriend, Francois Hougaard, which reportedly set Pistorius off.

According to The New Age, Hougaard tweeted a message and a picture hours before the shooting, which read: “Happier times with special people. We all miss you so much Reevs”.

Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria on February 14.

He was granted R1 million bail on Friday and is expected back in court on June 4.

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