‘Oscar upset but doing okay’

2013-02-14 18:24

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Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is “understandably upset, but doing okay”.

This was according to his attorney, Kenny Oldwadge, who spoke briefly to journalists outside the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, where Pistorius will be held overnight.

Oldwadge confirmed that Pistorius will tomorrow appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on a charge of allegedly murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The police will oppose bail for Pistorius, who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his plush home in Silver Woods Estate, in the early hours of this morning.

Pistorius will likely spend the night in the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, where he arrived late this afternoon.

Police have confirmed that blood tests were today conducted on Pistorius and that his fingernails were swabbed for forensic evidence at the Mamelodi Hospital, east of Pretoria.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale confirmed that blood tests had been done but refused to say for what reason.

City Press understands that it is not standard practice for police to test blood unless they had reason not to believe a suspect’s version of events.

Pistorius was moved from his home to the Boschkop police station earlier today.

He was then taken to the Mamelodi Hospital, dressed in a hoody, which was pulled up to hide his face.

Pistorius’s sister, Aimee, later arrived at the hospital with a suit for Pistorius to wear to court, but it was later confirmed that he would only appear in court tomorrow.

While the police have indicated that they would oppose bail tomorrow, it remains to be seen if they will first ask for a postponement for further investigation.

Mogale said that a 9mm pistol, registered to Pistorius, had also been sent for ballistic testing.

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