There is always something coming up in the Oscar Pistorius case. It has emerged that a video has been released that shows Oscar reenacting the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
It emerged on Sunday that the footage was produced by the American forensic animation and investigation company, The Evidence Room. The documentary is scheduled to be aired by the Channel 7, an Australian media company. In the footage, the Blade runner, as he is popularly known, is seen carrying his sister Aimee out of the toilet and down the stairs, which is how it happened on the fateful night when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He then screams for intruders to get out of his house and then screams for his neighbors to come to his aid.
A sticking point that is most likely going to come up in court is the fact that he is seen walking unaided on his stumps, with his right hand extended as if carrying a firearm. The prosecution may argue that Pistorius appears more mobile without his prosthetic legs than his legal team would like to have everyone believe. However, no comment has been forthcoming from Oscar’s legal team by Sunday afternoon. They are, however, understood to be seeking clarification from the Australian company about their possession of the footage as well as their intention to broadcast it.
Oscar Pistorius is standing accused of the first degree murder of Reeva Steenkamp, his model girlfriend at the time. The incident happened in the early hours of 14 February in 2013. In his defence, he argues that he shot Reeva by mistake because he mistook her for an intruder when she had gone into the toilet during the night. He claims to have shouted for the intruder to get out of his toilet and when there was no response, he fired four shots through the door. Three of the shots were responsible for killing Reeva. The prosecution, on the other hand, argues that the couple had an arguement on the night and when the volatile Oscar turned violent, Reeva sought refuge in the toilet. When she refused to come out of the toilet, they contend that Oscar then shot at her through the door with the express intention of killing her. In addition, Oscar is facing two charges of unlawful discharge of firearms as well as the illegal possession of ammunition. The case is still continuing after Oscar spent a month undergoing psychiatric evaluation at a Pretoria hospital.