Roux to continue questioning police witness

2014-03-18 07:22
Oscar Pistorius outside court. (Media24)

Oscar Pistorius outside court. (Media24)

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Johannesburg - The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius continues in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

Pistorius is accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home on 14 February last year.

He shot and killed her through the closed door of his toilet, apparently believing she was an intruder.

On Monday a police photographer was questioned about photos he took of the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's killing.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Warrant Officer Barend van Staden about the length of the right side of the wall leading into the bathroom in Pistorius's home.

Van Staden testified that he made a total of 15 photo albums relating to the crime, including Steenkamp's post mortem, the blood spatters throughout the house, and of the alarm system and the contents of a small safe in Pistorius's cupboard.

Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux will continue cross-examining Van Staden.

In addition to the murder of Steenkamp, Pistorius is charged with contravening the Firearms Control Act.

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