Video shows Oscar Pistorius re-enacting fatal shooting of girlfriend
Newly released video footage shows double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius participating in a re-enactment of how he says he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and then carried her out of a toilet cubicle in his home in South Africa.
Track and field
Video footage shows Pistorius re-enacting fatal shooting
Newly released video footage shows Oscar Pistorius participating in a re-enactment of how he says he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and then carried her out of a toilet cubicle in his home in South Africa.
Australian broadcaster Channel Seven showed the footage Sunday, a day before the murder trial resumes. That prompted criticism from a lawyer for the double-amputee runner.
In the video, Pistorius is seen walking on his stumps with an arm outstretched and fist clenched, as though holding a gun. It also shows Pistorius carrying a woman.
Pistorius, 27, has said he carried Steenkamp after mistakenly shooting her through a closed toilet door because he thought there was an intruder in his home. The prosecution contends he intentionally killed the 29-year-old model and reality-TV personality after they argued in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013.
In a statement, lawyer Brian Webber said the defense team hired The Evidence Room, a U.S.-based company, “to visually map the events on the night of the accident” and that video footage was part of that process.
The footage shown by the Australian broadcaster was obtained illegally, Webber said.
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