Pictures that show a bloody bathroom where Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot and killed his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, have surfaced today.
The pictures were obtained by Sky News and show the inside of a bathroom where two police markers indicate bullet holes in the wall. There is also a card addressed to “Ozzy,” presumably Steenkamp’s nickname for Pistorious, visible in the photos.
According to reports, there is also a blood trail leading down the hallway. It is believed the Pistorius dragged Steenkamp’s body from the bathroom.
Pistorius’ defense attorney, Bryan Webber, described the appearance as “distressing.” He stated that this is the first time he has seen the photos even though his office has made several requests.
“We don’t want to be distracted by these deliberate tactics,” said South African Police spokesperson, Brigadier Phuti Setati. “All that we want to do is secure conviction, so we are working throughout and investigating professionally.”
Pistorius has steadfastly maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder and fired four shots through the bathroom door. He claims that when he realized his mistake he broke down the bathroom door with a cricket bat.
Pistorius is due to appear in a Pretoria court for a hearing next week.
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