Pistorius camp protests after Australian channel shows video of athlete re-enacting killing

The Associated Press
July 6, 2014 09:56 AM

Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Pistorius is a "paradox" whose past triumphs as a sprinter crossing the finish line with raised arms contrasted sharply with the daily, severe limitations that he endured because of his disability, a physician testified Thursday at the runner's murder trial. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, Pool)

JOHANNESBURG - A lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has criticized an Australian broadcaster that showed footage of the double-amputee runner participating in a re-enactment of how he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Lawyer Brian Webber said in a statement Sunday the footage shown by Channel Seven was made with the help of a U.S.-based company last year as part of the defence team's trial preparations.

The footage shows Pistorius walking on his stumps with an arm outstretched and fist clenched, as though holding a gun. It also shows Pistorius carrying a woman.

The athlete has said he carried Steenkamp out of a toilet cubicle after mistakenly shooting her because he thought there was an intruder in his home. The prosecution says he intentionally killed the 29-year-old model after they argued.


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