First policeman on the scene quizzed in court

By admin
14 March 2014

Day 10 of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial on Friday is expected to see cross-examination of the first policeman to arrive at the scene of the alleged crime.

Former commander of Boschkop, Pretoria, police station, Colonel Giliam van Rensburg on Thursday took the High Court in Pretoria on a tour of the paralympic athlete's double-storey home in the Silver Woods Country Estate.

Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the toilet on February 14, 2013.

A sequence of photos showing the interior of his townhouse, taken by police hours after the murder, were displayed on screens around the court.

Photos of Steenkamp's body, as she was found in the entrance hall covered in towels, had been deleted from the sequence of photos.

Pistorius, his hair shorter, arrived in court at 9am and took his seat in the dock.

Members of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families sat at opposite ends of the first row of the public gallery.

Pistorius is accused of the premeditated murder of model and law graduate Steenkamp.

He is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and two counts of discharging a firearm in public.

He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013.

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly fired a shot from his 9mm pistol through the open sunroof of a car while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

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