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Photos of Pistorius' blood-stained bathroom leaked

LAWYERS for Oscar Pistorius have demanded answers from South African police and prosecutors after pictures of the bathroom and toilet where he shot his girlfriend were leaked to Sky News.

The station obtained a series of images of the crime scene in Pistorius' luxury Pretoria home where the double amputee track star shot dead his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp (29), on February 14.

Pistorius was one of the stars of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London and the case shocked millions across the world as he was seen as a symbol of truimph over adversity.

In South Africa, he was a hero for both blacks and whites, transcending the racial divides that persist 19 years after the end of apartheid.

Pistorius has admitted to shooting four times through the locked door but says he was acting in self-defence at what he thought was an intruder.

Prosecutors accuse him of premeditated murder for firing into the door hitting Steenkamp in the head, hip and arm.

The pictures showed a pool of blood in the bathroom, spattered walls, and a trail from dragging the body.

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