Cops mum on Pistorius phone records

2013-03-04 08:47
Oscar Pistorius Foto:AP

Oscar Pistorius Foto:AP

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Johannesburg - Police refused to comment on Monday on the investigation into the murder of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly by her paralympian boyfriend Oscar Pistorius.

"The investigative team is working really hard on evidence from all aspects of the case," Brigadier Phuti Setati said.

"Police and investigators would like to be given space to conduct a thorough investigation."

Setati said he could not comment on an Eyewitness News report that there was no evidence that rugby player Francois Hougaard sent Steenkamp a text message that night, which some media have reported enraged Pistorius.

EWN also reported that the three cellphones found at Pistorius's house were last used at 20:00 the night before the shooting, and that one of them was used again the next morning to call paramedics.

The Hawks reportedly subpoenaed the cellular networks to obtain the cellphone records.

Pistorius was granted bail of R1m last month with a number of conditions attached. His next court appearance is on 4 June.

Steenkamp was cremated in a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth on 19 February.

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