Prosecutors say Pistorious put on prosthetics before shooting girlfriend
PRETORIA (Reuters) ~On the same day his slain girlfriend is set to be buried, famed Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrived early to court for his bail hearing.
Lawyers and police reveal the details adn their theory surrounding the death of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp was shot four times in Pistorious’ home in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day. Prosecutors contend:
“Pistorius put on his prosthetic legs, walked seven meters to a bathroom in his luxury Pretoria home and then opened fire on his girlfriend, who was behind a bathroom door, a prosecutor told a Pretoria court on Tuesday.
Prosecutors are pushing for a charge of premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence. Pistorious’ agent says Pistorious disputes the murder charge “in the strongest possible terms”.
According to the AP, prosecutors are expected to oppose bail at Tuesday’s hearing, and they will have to present the court the state’s full version of the shooting as laid out in the charge sheet. Prosecutors say Steenkamp was killed by more by one gunshot and a 9mm pistol was recovered at the house. There was also no sign of a break in.
Prosecutors also contend that Pistorious is the only suspect.
This is such a sad story and while we’re all eager to draw conclusion, there are still more questions than answers. Until we get those answers, let’s keep the Steenkamp family in pryaer.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,