Pistorius's team examines toilet door

2013-03-12 11:21
Oscar Pistorius (File, AP)

Oscar Pistorius (File, AP)

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Johannesburg - Paralympian murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's legal team has examined the toilet door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead, it was reported on Tuesday.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Phuti Setati told Beeld the door was taken to the athlete's home in Silver Woods Estate, in Pretoria, on Friday as part of the investigation and was being retained as evidence.

The newspaper reported that investigators appointed by Pistorius's legal team had asked to see the door in its original position in the house.

The damaged door was removed the day after Steenkamp's death on St Valentines' Day, because it was considered to be a crucial piece of evidence.

After being examined by the defence team, the door was taken back by the police.

On Monday, the British broadcaster, the BBC, aired a documentary about the shooting, in which it interviewed Steenkamp's ex-boyfriend Warren Lahoud, who claimed to have met her for coffee two days before she was killed.

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