New pictures of where Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp surface

By Michelle Kapusta,

Although the murder trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned until April 7, new gruesome photographs of the crime scene surfaced on Monday.

According to The Independent, the photos show the blood-spattered bathroom where the double-amputee sprinter fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year.

The grisly images capture what police first saw when they arrived at Pistorius’ home.

The Mirror noted that in the photos, blood can be seen spattered all over the toilet and bathroom floor. The cricket bat the athlete used to break down the door, was on the floor covered in blood as well.

Prosecutors claim that Pistorius murdered his girlfriend after the two had an argument in the pre-dawn hours of that February morning. Pistorius, however, maintains that he fatally shot the model after mistaking her for an intruder.

The judge in the case postponed proceedings on Friday due to the illness of one of the legal assistants.

If the Paralympian is found guilty, he faces 25 years to life in prison.



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