Oscar Pistorius trial moves into 10th day

2014-03-14 08:26

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be back in the high court in Pretoria today for day 10 of his murder trial.

Day nine of the Blade Runner’s trial saw the state and defence sparring over the sequence of his actions on the night he shot his girlfriend as a door bearing bullet marks remained on display in court.

The court was also shown photographs of a blood trail leading from Pistorius’ bathroom down the stairs in his house, prompting the disabled Olympic athlete to squirm in the dock.


In one of the pictures, an unsecured silver handgun could be seen lying on a grey towel, with a cellphone partially visible from underneath it and a blood smear beside it.

Read: What were flip-flops doing next to ‘Oscar’s side of the bed’?

State witness, retired policeman Schoombie van Rensburg, said this was the position in which he found Pistorius’ firearm after he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.

Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder claiming that he believed there was an intruder hiding in a locked toilet cubicle in his home when he fired four shots into it, fatally wounding Steenkamp.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.