The three `key` factors that will be decisive in Pistorius` murder trial
Johannesburg: The South African media has raised three key questions that may be important to the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of shooting and killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day last year.
As his lawyers launched an aggressive defence on day one of the trial, tearing into a witness who claimed to have heard `bloodcurdling screams` as Steenkamp was killed, a report has raised three questions, which could key to the trial.
According to News24, the first question is did the couple argue on the night of the shooting as in his affidavit, Pistorius claimed the couple spent a quiet night at home, although the prosecution is expected to challenge that account on basis of the testimony of neighbours who claim to have heard shouts coming from the couple`s house.
The couple`s mobile phone records could also offer evidence of a fight given that Steenkamp reportedly had her phone with her in the toilet when she was shot.
The second key question was whether the police irreparably tainted the crime scene as in the bail hearing, former lead detective Hilton Botha admitted he had entered Pistorius`s home and investigated the scene without the correct protective footwear, lost track of ammunition at the scene and made several false assumptions.
The third and the most important question that comes up is why did not Pistorius call the police after the incident, and the report mentioned that in his affidavit, Pistorius claimed to have called two numbers after realising he shot Steenkamp, and none of them was the police.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Soldier buried under Siachen avalanche snow rescued after six days
- DNA: Analysis on India's naval prowess at International Fleet Review
- Essel Group launches 'Asha 2022' affordable housing scheme
- Soldier buried under avalanche found alive at Siachen glacier
- PM Modi praises Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, deems mission successful
- 'Achhe din': Residents of PM Modi's adopted village to get free electricity, work in full swing
- Siachen survivor Lance Naik Hanumanthappa brought to Delhi, Army chief Dabir Singh visits RR hospital
- Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel in first ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ video – Watch
- How Lance Naik Hanumanthappa survived 6 days below 25 feet of snow in Siachen
- Siachen miracle: Lance Naik Koppad's wife terms her husband's 'news of being alive' as 'rebirth for family'