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No evidence to support Pistorius`s burglar claim

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 15:25

Pretoria: 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 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`s home, Nel said, Xinhua reports.

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.

Nel insisted that it was a premeditated murder.


First Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 15:25

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