Experts join Pistorius defence

2013-02-17 14:30
Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AP)

Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AP)

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Pretoria - Top experts have been brought in to aid paralympian Oscar Pistorius's legal team as he prepares to face murder charges, according to a report on Sunday.

The Sunday Times reported that a top pathologist, spin doctor and policing experts will be assisting his lawyer Kenny Oldwage and senior advocate, Barry Roux.

According to the newspaper, pathologist Dr Reggie Perumal was now on Pistorius' team.

Perumal was present when state pathologists conducted the post-mortem on Pistorius girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The 29-year-old model and law graduate was gunned down at Pistorius' Pretoria home on Thursday.

Oldwadge told the paper Perumal had been appointed to assist with a private investigation into the incident.

Also on the team is spin doctor and former editor of the UK tabloid The Sun, Stuart Higgins.

Pistorius, 26, was expected to apply for bail at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Oldwadge told the Sunday Times the team was anxious to start working on the case.

"We are being prejudiced by not having been given access earlier. This is going to be an extremely long and busy week for all of us," he was quoted as saying.

Visit News24's Oscar Pistorius Special Report.

- SAPA
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