Reeva Steenkamp ‘cowered’ behind toilet door

2013-08-18 06:00

City Press today reveals the state will argue that Reeva Steenkamp was crouching behind the toilet door in Oscar Pistorius’ bathroom when she was shot dead on Valentine’s Day.

Pistorius will make a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court tomorrow before the case will be adjourned to 2014.

Contained in the police docket, which was handed to the athlete’s legal team this week, is a post-mortem report revealing the extent of Steenkamp’s injuries and forensic bloodstain pattern analysis.

The state planned to add two more charges to Pistorius’ indictment tomorrow, but decided against it after objections by the athlete’s legal team, who will now make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority.

The charges of the reckless and negligent discharge of a firearm relates to a shooting incident at Tashas restaurant in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, earlier this year and an alleged incident during which Pistorius fired shots through the sunroof of a moving car while driving with his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor. Taylor will testify for the state.

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