Pistorius Trial Starts After Delay
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial began after a delay of over an hour today as the court waited for a police photographer who took pictures of the scene of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting death to continue testimony.
Warrant Officer Bennie van Staden was asked by the defense Monday to produce a disc relating to photos he took inside Pistorius' home in the hours after the double-amputee athlete killed his girlfriend. The defense also requested results of gunshot residue tests conducted on Pistorius by van Staden.
Van Staden took photos of blood marks, bullet casings and the gun at the scene inside Pistorius' home. The policeman says he also took nine photographs of Pistorius, who is seen in some of the images standing in blood-stained prosthetic legs in his garage.