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Thursday 17 April 2014

Pistorius said all was 'fine' after fatal shooting

Reeva Steenkamp: died after she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius. Photo: Gallo Images / Herald / Mike Holmes
Reeva Steenkamp: died after she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius. Photo: Gallo Images / Herald / Mike Holmes

Oscar Pistorius allegedly told a private security guard that everything was "fine" after he had shot dead his model girlfriend.

The Paralympian did not call police after he shot Reeva Steenkamp and instead prepared his defence and called friends to help, according to a South African radio station that claims to have seen the prosecution case against him.

The 27-year-old athlete will stand trial on March 3 for the premeditated murder of Ms Steenkamp (29), at his home in a compound east of Pretoria, in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. The state alleges that he shot Ms Steenkamp three times through a locked lavatory door with the intention of killing her after the couple had a row.

He said in a statement released on the anniversary of the shooting that what happened was a "devastating accident" and he remained "consumed with sorrow". He has claimed that he believed Ms Steenkamp was a burglar.

Yesterday, a report on the Eyewitness News radio station's website claimed to have seen documents outlining prosecutors' case, including 13 allegations, on which they will rely.

Among them is that Pistorius "indicated he was fine" when a security guard who rang his home after shots were heard.

The report claims that Pistorius did not ring police or estate security, but "fashioned a defence" and rang friends. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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