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Mon Sep 22 02:11:00 SAST 2014

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 12

TimesLIVE, Tymon Smith, Graeme Hosken, Sapa, AFP and Reuters | 18 March, 2014 09:30

Get all the news from the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Day 12 in one place.

Police expert testimony leaves June Steenkamp in tears - Tymon Smith

Testimony from police ballistics expert Captain Christian Mangema had Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, in tears.

This afternoon the court heard the beginning of evidence about the bullets that killed her daughter in the early hours of February 14 2013.

June Steenkamp was comforted by a member of the ANC Women's League as Mangema described matching evidence taken from a reconstruction of the crime scene conducted on March 8 last year with photos from Steenkamp's post-mortem. He did this in order to determine which bullets matched each hole in the toilet door through which Steenkamp was shot.  

Mangema testified that, of the four bullets fired, one had missed Steenkamp and ricocheted off a wall before hitting another wall in the cubicle. The other three had hit Steenkamp.

He determined that this bullet had been fired from a downward angle of 5 to 6 degrees.

Using yellow rods and a laser beam, Mangema was able to determine that the ricochet bullet matched the bullet hole marked as B on the door displayed in court room as part of a mock-up of the toilet cubicle where the shooting took place.

Mangema was in the process of being lead through the rest of his findings by prosecutor Gerrie Nel when court adjourned for the day.

BALLISTICS COP TESTIFIES IN OSCAR TRIAL - Sapa

Ballistic details related to the four shots that killed murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend were heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Ballistics investigator Captain Christian Mangena gave this evidence on his examination of the toilet door through which Pistorius fired the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp.

He said after reassembling the door at ballistics, with the original screws, he marked out the bullet holes and took it back to Pistorius's house in Silver Woods estate in Pretoria.

Forensics expert Colonel Johan Vermeulen helped him reassemble the door.

Mangena marked the bullet holes again and took their measurements.

Bullet hole "a" was at a 93.5cm height from the bathroom floor, "b" was 104.3cm, "d" was 99.4cm and "d" was 97.3cm," he testified.

Mangena said he went into the toilet cubicle and noticed marks on the tiles, and marked these as a marks made by ricochets.

He took the measurements of those two holes.

He found traces of lead on the tiles and photographed these three marks. He used a rod to determine the trajectory of the bullet perforating the door.

"This indicates the target is going to be somebody who is inside the toilet," he said.

It was at a slight downward angle of between five and six degrees.

Mangena used an angle finder in determining the angle of the bullet and explained that he used a laser to establish the trajectory.

He said he put the laser on a tripod then closed the door and a laser beam went through the bullet hole mark. He also used an angle finder on the laser to measure the height of the laser.

He asked to see pictures taken of the scene.

"I wanted to see the position of the cartridges at the scene," said Mangena.

Pistorius has been charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp in his house on February 4 last year, but contends that he mistook her for an intruder.

He has also denied two charges of contravening the Firearms Control Act.

The trial resumes on Wednesday.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Mangena used OP's version as benchmark for his tests including statement that he fired shots whilst on stumps

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius ANWL comforting June Steenkamp as she listens to ballistic expert's evidence

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius photoswould make this info easier to process but we're unfortunately not seeing anyway due to sensitive nature

'I DID NOT CHANGE THE SCENE': COP - Sapa

A police photographer insisted on Tuesday he changed nothing on the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's death when he took the first pictures of it.

Warrant Officer Barend van Staden was being re-examined by prosecutor Gerrie Nel in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria.

"When you took the first photos did you change the scene?" asked Nel.

"No," Van Staden replied confidently.

During questioning by Nel, Van Staden also amended what he said to Barry Roux, SC, for the paralympic athlete, earlier, about the position of a cricket bat on the tiled floor of Pistorius's bathroom.

Van Staden conceded to Roux that the bat had been moved, when shown two photos of it taken from different angles.

Shown the same two photos by Nel, he changed tack.

Nel asked him to compare the position of the bat in relation to a large drop of blood near its tip, and the placement of a fragment of tile in relation to the handle, in the two photos.

"Taking into account the angle of the bat, was the bat moved?" Nel asked.

"No, My Lady," Van Staden replied.

Pistorius used the bat to break open the locked door of his toilet after he shot Steenkamp through it, apparently believing she was an intruder.

The policeman was however unable to explain away an argument by Roux that he and a second policeman were on the scene at the same time, in the same room, taking photos around 6am on February 14 last year.

Van Staden had insisted he was alone.

As Nel went over the matter again, Roux looked on from his chair, smiling.

"How did you miss him?" Nel asked, referring to the other officer.

Van Staden hesitated before he said: "My Lady, as I testified, I was alone in the bathroom when I took the photos."

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He had been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

After Van Staden was excused from the witness box, Nel asked the court to adjourn so he could begin questioning blood spatter expert Colonel Ian van der Nest on Wednesday morning.

Judge Thokozile Masipa declined his request and Nel called ballistics expert Captain Chris Mangena to the stand.

Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act.

He has denied guilt on all charges.

OSCAR: BALLISTIC EXPERT SWORN IN - Sapa

A new witness was sworn in on Tuesday to give evidence in the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria.

Captain Christian Mangena, wearing a dark suit and tie, told prosecutor Gerrie Nel he was stationed at the forensic science laboratory of the police, attached to the ballistics division.

He had 20 years' experience in the police, 19 of them in the ballistics section.

He received in-service training in 1995 and had been working on scenes since then.

Mangena said he received the door of Pistorius's toilet cubicle in a body bag and photographs were taken of it.

He saw four bullet holes on the door and he marked them a, b, c, and d.

Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the toilet door, and contravening the Firearms Control Act.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

OSCAR TRIAL: MORE FOCUS ON PICS - Sapa

A photo showing a test of a cricket bat striking the upper part of a door was excluded from pictorial evidence submitted for Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

Barry Roux, SC, for the paralympian, asked police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden why these pictures, taken by the defence, were not included in the trial album.

This was after an exhausting day in court with Roux checking the photo albums taken after Pistorius said he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead.

Van Staden said he compiled the albums in consultation with forensic analyst Colonel Johan Vermeulen.

Pressed by Roux, he said Vermeulen told him to leave it out, but said it would be word play to say that Vermeulen insisted he leave it out.

Vermeulen conducted tests to analyse Pistorius's version of events in the early hours of Valentine's Day, when Pistorius said he shot Steenkamp because he thought there was an intruder in the bathroom.

He fired four shots into the toilet door in his bathroom at Silver Woods estate in Pretoria and then realised it was Steenkamp in the toilet. She had been spending the night.

On realising this, he put his prosthetic legs on, kicked at the door and bashed it with a cricket bat to free her.

Vermeulen said in testimony that in his opinion Pistorius bashed the door without his prosthetic legs, but did not put this in his report.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Judge Masipa's not convinced by Nel's argument and so Captain Mangena will be called now - we did have a late start today

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Van Staden excused - Nel wants to call ballistics but asks that it be given in one sitting because its technical evidence

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux comes back to show another photo from Motwa taken at 06.03 with a hand pointing in frame - Motwa not alone in bathroom

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Nel asking the direct question - on Feb 14 when you took photos did you move anything or change scene? VS: No.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial  #OscarPistorius Nel asking if there are no photos of VS in Motwa's photos and none of Motwa on VS's was that by agreement? VS: no.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux is finished and Nel re-directs

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Van Staden keeps saying that Roux is playing word games and misinterpreting his response

ROUX CONTINUES QUESTIONS TO COP - Sapa

aralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer continued his laborious cross-examination of a police photographer in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Barry Roux, SC, was questioning Warrant Officer Barend van Staden about photos he and police Colonel HS Motha took of the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's death the morning of February 14 last year. Pistorius has been charged with murdering her.

Roux was challenging Van Staden's statement that he was alone on the scene taking photos around 6am that day.

Roux showed the court photos the colonel took, apparently at the same time as Van Staden.

Van Staden told the court earlier he had not seen Motha, even though, as Roux demonstrated, their photos were taken in the same room around the same time.

Van Staden appeared less confident than on Monday, sounding annoyed at times as he replied to Roux.

"Is there anything telling you that Colonel Motha's times were wrong?" asked Roux.

"On all the photos?" Van Staden replied in Afrikaans. Interpreter Fanny Hendricks repeated his words in English.

"Did you find wrong times?" asked Roux.

"No," Van Staden said.

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He had been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act.

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

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

FLIP-FLOPS BACK IN OSCAR TRIAL - Sapa

Sandals next to murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's bed became the focus of attention again at his trial on Tuesday.

Police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden testified he had just moved the gym bag they were near, but had not moved the flip-flops, known as "plakkies" locally.

Barry Roux, SC, for Pistorius, said the pair of casual footwear had been photographed in three different positions according to evidence submitted at his trial in the High Court in Pretoria.

In one picture they are neatly placed together to the left of Pistorius's bed, in another, one is apart, and in another they are photographed next to a gym bag.

"Your honour the plakkies... I don't know who moved it. The sports bag I moved," said Van Staden.

Asked why it did not indicate that evidence had been moved in his descriptions of the photographs, he said sometimes he focused on another object when taking a photograph.

He did not unpack the gym bag at the scene, but at a later stage, he told the court.

Details such as the positioning of the flip-flops and other items found on the scene could become important later in the trial when Pistorius's version of events on the morning of the shooting is tested.

He said in his bail statement that he slept on the left of the bed because he had a shoulder injury. Pistorius wears prosthetic legs after a double amputation. He is famous for his achievements at the Paralympics and Olympic Games on specially designed legs as the "blade runner".

He has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Steenkamp, saying he thought there was an intruder in his house in the security estate of Silver Wood in Pretoria when he fired four shots into a toilet cubicle.

He realised she was in there afterwards, he said.

Evidence preservation at Pistorius house in spotlight - Tymon Smith

Police procedure around gathering of evidence and preservation of the scene at Oscar Pistorius's house again came under the spotlight during the twelfth day of the Paralympian's trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Having yesterday asked police crime scene photographer Warrant Officer Barend Van Staden to make available to the defence team all original copies of photos he took, advocate Barry Roux today proceeded to lead Van Staden through his movements at the scene according to the metadata recorded on his photos.

Roux then produced photos taken by another police officer, Colonel Motha from the forensic unit.

By comparing the time codes from his photos to those of Van Staden's, he claimed that the two officers must have - contrary to Van Staden's testimony - taken photos of the crime scene at the same time.

Van Staden denied this and is using the lunch adjournment to study the metadata of Motha's photos before his cross-examination resumes in the last session of the day.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, was in court today. She was offered condolences by Pistorius's uncle Arnold before a delayed start to the proceedings this morning.

OSCAR BEDROOM DOOR UNDER SCRUTINY - Sapa

A police photographer did not initially take photos of damage to Oscar Pistorius's main bedroom door as he intended to do so later, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

Barry Roux, SC, for the paralympian, was cross-examining police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden during Pistorius's murder trial.

The athlete shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in his Pretoria house on February 14 last year, apparently believing she was an intruder.

Photos of the main bedroom door, displayed on screens in court, show a large crack at the bottom of the door near a locking mechanism, a hole about 4mm in diameter through the door, and marks on the edge of the door.

Another photo shows a splinter, about 5cm long according to a ruler placed on the door when the photo was taken, torn off the door.

The hole is on the outside of the bedroom door.

"Why did you not take a photo? You were right there?" Roux asked.

Van Staden replied: "I used my discretion to take the photos... it [the damage] can't be destroyed or removed."

He said he wanted to first focus on taking photos of evidence that could be moved, such as the panels of the toilet door lying on the bathroom floor.

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He had been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder and contravening the Firearms Control Act.

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

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

The court adjourned for lunch.

tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius and Van Staden is given some lunchtime homework as we adjourn and everyone gets an hour to try wake up

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Van Staden's directorial choices now being questioned - why no wide shot, where's the close up? When is a photo just a snap?

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius so we play spot the difference with the SAPS once again #Rouxchewtoy

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius so now we have a photo showing bathroom from outside and you can see cops inside bathroom through the window

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux - so you did not see Col Motha when you were in the bathroom ? VS: No. Roux - how big is this bathroom?

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius of course police incompetence could also mean that one camera's time is wrong which would account for differences

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius So if metadata from both sets of photos is correct - there are two police on scene taking photos at same time

'ARE YOU SURE YOU WERE ALONE?': ROUX - Sapa

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer questioned a statement by a witness in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday that he was alone when he photographed the scene where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead,

"When you took the photos are you sure you were alone up there?" Barry Roux asked during Pistorius's murder trial.

He was cross-examining police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden.

"I'm certain of it," Van Staden replied.

He was referring to the time he took photos of Pistorius's bathroom and bedroom, on the first floor of the paralympic athlete's Pretoria house, in the early morning of February 14, 2013. Steenkamp had been shot dead in the toilet several hours earlier.

Roux asked Van Staden about two other police officers who were apparently on the scene with Van Staden at the same time, around 6am.

Roux put it to Van Staden that one of the officers, from the ballistics section of the forensics laboratory, was taking photos of the scene at the same time as Van Staden.

"There was a great overlap between you and Colonel Motta. You were together when you said you were alone."

Van Staden replied he would have to look at the data of the photos, such as when they were taken, to verify this.

Roux then embarked on a meticulous analysis of which photos were taken where in the house, and at what time.

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He has been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

In addition to a charge of murder, Pistorius is charged with contraventions of the Firearms Control Act. He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013.

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux now offering, like a spider to a fly, to assist VS in remembering his movements

ROUX QUESTIONS PHOTO CHANGES - Sapa

Changes in the position of objects, visible in photos of the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's death, were questioned in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Barry Roux, for murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, began his cross-examination of police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden.

He compared two photos of a cricket bat lying on the blood-bespattered floor of Pistorius's bathroom, near a bloodied grey towel.

Pistorius used the bat to bash open the door of his toilet after he shot and killed his girlfriend Steenkamp through it, apparently believing she was an intruder.

Referring to the make of the bat visible on its back side in one photo, Roux asked Van Staden: "Do you see where the line of the tile bisects the word Lazer?"

It ran through the "e", Van Staden said.

Roux called up a second photo, displayed on screens around the court, showing the bat from a different angle.

The joint between the tiles now ran through the letter "r", Van Staden said to Roux's question.

"It seems there was movement of the bat," Roux said.

Van Staden replied: "It seems so."

Proceedings began an hour-and-a-half late as Van Staden had to fetch the master copies of the crime scene photos from his office.

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He had been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

In addition to the charge of murder, 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.

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

Pistorius has denied guilt on all the charges.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux asking VS again - where you alone when you took the photos VS reiterates that he is sure

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius VS acknowledges that second photo different to the one in his album, mat in different position

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux all I want to do for the moment is just assume that this photo is taken at 6.25

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial  #OscarPistorius interesting - photo of gun that VS is now being asked about was not taken by him but by another undisclosed state witness

Pistorius judge tells Roux to stop arguing with witness - Times LIVE

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial opened today with Advocate Barry Roux's cross examination of the police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden.

The trial took an amusing turn when Roux entered an argument over which side is the front of a cricket bat.

Nel objected to Roux 'ridiculing' the witness, and Judge Thokozile Masipa agreed, telling the defence lawyer "you cannot argue with this witness.”

Roux's cross examination focused on objects that had been moved in photos, without the moves being documented in the picture captions.

As proceedings drew to a close on Monday, Van Staden denied defence counsel Barry Roux SC's submission that Van Staden had taken a very large number of pictures of Pistorius standing in the garage wearing his bloodied shorts and from all angles.

Pistorius said in his bail application he fired shots through the bathroom door of his home thinking it was a burglar in the toilet and discovered afterwards that it was Steenkamp.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering her and also to charges of contravening the Firearms Control Act.

The latter charges relate to the discharge of a Glock pistol at Tasha's restaurant in Melrose, Johannesburg, and the alleged firing of a shot out of the sunroof of a car.

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius we're in a semantic argument about which side of a cricket bat is the front

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius So the e of the LAZER in bat runs over tile line in one pic but under it in another - so it must have been moved

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius so we're going to see photos where objects have moved but this is not indicated in the captions

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Roux ref photo of duvet spread open with caption indicating that VS opened it and photo of towels in bath also moved by VS

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Van der Nest refers to a Brigadier Rust in his statement, Roux asking VS who Rust is?

Tweet: TMG Oscar ‏@OscarsTrial #OscarPistorius Ok ok ok - here we go. Back to work

PISTORIUS TRIAL START DELAYED - Sapa

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial was delayed on Tuesday morning from its usual starting time of 9.30am in the High Court in Pretoria.

On Monday, police photographer Warrant Officer Barend van Staden was asked to bring photographs taken after Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day last year.

The court heard that Van Staden took 15 albums of photographs at the scene, which included pictures of Pistorius with blood on his shorts and arm.

As proceedings drew to a close on Monday, Van Staden denied defence counsel Barry Roux SC's submission that Van Staden had taken a very large number of pictures of Pistorius standing in the garage wearing his bloodied shorts and from all angles.

Pistorius said in his bail application he fired shots through the bathroom door of his home thinking it was a burglar in the toilet and discovered afterwards that it was Steenkamp.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murdering her and also to charges of contravening the Firearms Control Act.

The latter charges relate to the discharge of a Glock pistol at Tasha's restaurant in Melrose, Johannesburg, and the alleged firing of a shot out of the sunroof of a car.

PISTORIUS ARRIVES IN COURT - Sapa

Wearing a pin-striped suit, Oscar Pistorius walked into court GD at the High Court in Pretoria for the 12th day of his murder trial on Tuesday.

He came in alone through the court room's main entrance, walked quickly down the left side, past the bench where his defence and the State sit, casting a glance at prosecutor Andrea Johnson, who did not look up from her files.

He made his way past the mock up toilet cubicle set up in the courtroom, which includes the door through which he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and to his place in the dock.

He stood talking with two of his cousins, who escort him into and out of court each day.

Steenkamp's mother June was back in court, sitting next to three members of the ANC Women's League.

Pistorius looked in her direction briefly, then dropped his head and covered his eyes with his hand. They did not make eye contact. Steenkamp kept looking at him, where he sat in front of her and on the opposite side of the room.

Pistorius's sister Aimee walked in, put her bag down, looked towards Steenkamp and said "hi".

Steenkamp was looking down at the time and did not see her, but the ANCWL members acknowledged her greeting.

A few minutes later Pistorius's uncle sat down next to June Steenkamp and they spoke briefly.

Barry Roux, for Pistorius, was expected to continue his cross-examination of the police officer who photographed the scene of the crime, Warrant Officer Barend van Staden.

Van Staden is attached to the photography section of the Local Criminal Record Centre. He had been with the centre for 12 years, and in the police for 21.

In addition to the murder of Steenkamp in the early hours of February 14 last year, Pistorius is charged with contraventions of the Firearms Control Act. He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013.

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

OSCAR TRIAL CONTINUES - Sapa

The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius continues in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

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

Proesecutor 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.

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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