Pistorius spoke to ex before shooting Reeva
An investigation by Eyewitness News has revealed that Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, spoke to an ex-girlfriend hours before shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.
The report states that Pistorius had a nine-minute long conversation with Jenna Edkins, whom he dated on-and off from 2008, at 18h00 on February 13th shortly after arriving home. The conversation was never presented as evidence after police had failed to make a connection between Edkins and the number, which, although registered to her father, had been saved under the name “Babyshoes” on the athlete’s phone.
She was also never questioned by police and was not asked to provide a statement. Edkins also declined to answer any questions, only saying that she remained on good terms with Pistorius, whom she had grown up with since their mothers had been friends.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Pistorius’ family and legal team said that they were taken aback by the report, as well as the removal of the athlete phone call history and social media messages.
"We are not sure of the allegations which are to be made or the source of such allegations, but we are not aware of any deletions having been affected by Oscar or effected on his instructions that could be relevant to this trial or could have impacted on this trial," read the statement.
"As far as we are aware all relevant communications were put before the court...The relevance of the communications from Oscar's phones, iPad and laptop was properly dealt with by the court and ultimately played no role in the matter, this having been found by the court".
North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa, found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide on September 12th, after ruling that the state had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he had intentionally shot Steenkamp at his Silver Lakes estate home. Final sentencing is expected to take place on the 13th of this month.
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