South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate's Court to hear judgment on his bail application in Pretoria, South Africa, on Feb. 19, 2013. This was the second time that Pistorius appeared in court since he was arrested last Thursday for allegedly shooting model Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)
PRETORIA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Investigators have found no evidence to support Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's version that he mistook his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.
"There is no possible information to support his version that it was a burglar," said State prosecutor Gerrie Nel in a submission at Pristorius bail hearing.
At the time of the shooting there were only two persons at Pistorius home, Nel said.
Steenkamp was shot three times behind a closed bathroom door.
"The door was broken open from the outside," Nel told the court, asking why a burglar would lock himself in the bathroom.
With Pistorius still looking at the floor, the door was locked, Nel said, adding Steenkamp's body was carried downstairs.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Investigators have found a bloodied cricket bat in the the home of paralympian Oscar Pristorius who was charged with murdering his girl friend Reeva Steenkamp, it was reported on Sunday.
The cricket bat was at the centre of the murder investigation against the star athlete, the City Press said. Full story
PRETORIA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Detained paralympian Oscar Pistorius' management company on Friday disputed the alleged murder charges against the Blade Runner "in the strongest terms".
"Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," the company said on Pistorius' official website. Full story