Oscar Pistorius trial: Video surfaces of Pistorius re-enacting shooting
An Australian news station leaked video footage on Sunday of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the fateful events that led to the death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp.
Even with court not in session, the Oscar Pistorius trial was making world-wide news on Sunday. An Australian television station leaked video footage of the South African Olympian re-enacting the events that led to his girlfriend's death, according to the Associated Press.
The video (promo seen above) shows Pistorius explaining how the fateful events played out in his home including him pretending to hold a gun in his hand and him carrying a woman in his arms from the house after the shooting.
It's release did not sit well with Pistorius' legal team, certainly among other people.
From the AP:
In a statement, lawyer Brian Webber said the defense team hired The Evidence Room, a U.S.-based company, to "to visually map the events on the night of the accident" and that video footage was filmed as part of that process. The video has not been shown in the trial.
The footage shown by the Australian broadcaster was obtained illegally, Webber said.
"For the family, the airing of this footage constitutes a staggering breach of trust and an invasion of the family's privacy," he said, adding that "we cannot imagine how any of the footage would not support Oscar's version."
Pistorius is on trial for a charge he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in their home on Feb. 14, 2013, whom he says he shot accidentally, believing she was an intruder. If he is found guilty of premeditated murder, Pistorius faces 25 years to a possibility of life in prison.
The trial, which began March 3, is scheduled to resume on Monday.
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