Case could hinge on trajectory of bullets

2013-02-21 00:00

This sentence could yet prove crucial in Oscar Pistorius’ bail hearing which enters the third day today.

In an account of the second day’s bail hearing, the Guardian Web UK quoted Warrant Officer Hilton Botha’s testimony.

They quoted Botha as saying the angle of the bullets which were fired through the bathroom door were “from a normal stance”.

This would indicate that Pistorius was standing at a normal height when he shot through the door.

Botha said Steenkamp’s wounds suggested she was not on the toilet at the time.

The toilet is on the left in the toilet cubicle, and Steenkamp’s wounds were on the right-hand side of her body.

Testimony by ballistic experts on the trajectory of the bullets will show whether Pistorius was shooting from his knees, without his blades, as he stated in an affidavit on Tuesday.

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