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Oscar Pistorius murder: kak-handed policing and an empty bladder

by | 20th, February 2013

OSCAR Pistorius Murder Trial: The police are in the dock.

Hilton Botha

Under questioning, Detective Hilton Botha changed the details of his testimony. The copper was the first policeman on the scene.

Botha arrived at the house at 04:15 on 14 February. He found Steenkamp already dead. She was dressed in white shorts and a black vest and was covered in towels.

A lawyer and Mr Pistorius’s brother were already there.

Botha admits to walking through the crime scenes without feet covers. This is not good form.

He says Pistorius should not be granted bail because he is flight risk. Botha said the shots that hit Reeva Steenkamp were at an angle: that suggest Pistorius did have his false legs on. The runner says he did not. He says:

“I believe that he knew that Reeva was in the bathroom and he shot four shots through the door.”

He says the holster for Mr Pistorius’ 9mm pistol was found by the bed. He argues that this means Pistorius knew Steenkamp was not in the bed. The runner says he did not.

Botha says witnesses had heard screams and shots. He says the witnesses were around 600m away. After lunch, that became 300m. Did they identify the shouters as Pistorus and Steenkamp. No.


Botha said he had found two boxes of “steroids” in Pistorius’s bedroom. This became “two boxes of testosterone, needles and injections”.

Barry Roux (defending) said it was a “herbal remedy” called testo-compositum co-enzyme used by

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