More unpresented evidence found in Oscar case

BY CHARL BOSCH - OCTOBER 7, 2014

Eyewitness News (EWN) has revealed more evidence that was never presented during the trail of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, as it could have affected the cases of both the State and defence.

The news site claims that private forensic investigator, Cobus Steyl, believes that Reeva Steenkamp flushed the toilet moments before being shot by Pistorius at his Silver Lakes estate on Valentine’s Day last year.

According to Steyl, Steenkamp had flushed the toilet before placing the towel over the bowl. This had resulted in the removal of blood from the towel during the final flushing cycle. He also alleges that had Steenkamp been shot after flushing, more evidence could have been washed away.

“Both sides should actually have been allowed. Because it tells you that something has happened with this blood and this toilet, that it was altered by the water from the bowl itself. Any blood experts would immediately have picked that up,” EWN quoted Steyl as saying.

Pistorius claims that he had fired the shots through the toilet door after mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder. He was acquitted of pre-mediated by North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa last month, but found guilty of culpable homicide. Sentencing is expected to take place next Monday.

Last week, EWN reported that a telephonic conversation between Pistorius and his ex-girlfriend, Jenna Edkins, made the evening before he shot Steenkamp, was also never presented as evidence after police had failed to make a connection with number and Edkins, which, although registered to her father, had been saved under the name “Babyshoes” on the athlete’s phone.

 

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