Pistorius lawyers have access beyond visiting hours

The legal team of murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius has access to him beyond Brooklyn police station’s set visiting hours, his lawyer Kenny Oldwage has said.

“We have access to him at all times,” he told today reporters outside the police station where Pistorius is being held after his arrest for alleged murder.

The visiting hours at the police station, where Pistorius was kept since his first court appearance on Friday, are 3pm to 4pm. However, Oldwage said the legal team had seen Pistorius for consultation outside the set times.

A large media contingent kept watch outside the police station in Pretoria today for people visiting Pistorius.

Close to 20 journalists from local and international media houses tried to catch a glimpse of Pistorius’ relatives before his bail application in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

United States television station NBC stored its equipment under gazebos opposite the building overnight and hired a security guard to keep watch.

Its journalists were seen setting up their equipment shortly before noon.

Sky News journalist Alex Crawford said the news of Pistorius’ arrest had been widely reported in Britain.

“He is about the only Olympic person they [Brits] know that isn’t British apart from Usain Bolt,” she said. “They are totally shocked.”

Motorists passing the police station slowed down to look at the media. One man shouted “Oscar” from his car as he drove by.

Pistorius (26) who is accused of murdering his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was arrested shortly after the fatal shooting at his Pretoria home early on Thursday morning.

He has since been charged with Steenkamp’s murder and is expected to bring a formal bail application when he makes his second court appearance.

Yesterday, Steenkamp’s family said her body was back in her coastal hometown of Port Elizabeth. A private funeral was scheduled to be held tomorrow.

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