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Pistorius dressed up Steenkamp's corpse after shooting her: report

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 23, 2016, 1:30 pm IST
Updated Apr 23, 2016, 1:30 pm IST
The footage captured by a CCTV camera shows Steenkamp dressed in a different top before entering Pistorius's house.
Investigators have alleged that Pistorius changed her top as the gunshots wounds did not match up with the top she was wearing. (Photo: AP)
 Investigators have alleged that Pistorius changed her top as the gunshots wounds did not match up with the top she was wearing. (Photo: AP)

Pretoria, South Africa: While the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial continues, a never-seen-before CCTV footage has surfaced online which gives a completely different angle to the case.

According to a report in the Mirror, Pistorius had dressed up the dead body of Steenkamp after the violent struggle between the two that lead to him fatally shooting her.

 

Read: Oscar Pistorius risks 15 years in jail after murder conviction

The footage captured by a CCTV camera shows Steenkamp dressed in a different top before entering Pistorius's house. The top that Steenkamp's body had worn post her death was a different one which points out that Pistorius might have dressed up her corpse as she lay dead in his apartment.

Investigators have alleged that Pistorius changed her top as the gunshots wounds did not match up with the top she was wearing.

Recently, forensic experts had claimed that Steenkamp was hit by a cricket bat before being shot dead. The marks and injuries on her back suggested that she was brutally hit with the tip of a cricket bat. Moreover, the marks on the twisted handle of the toilet also point out that their had been a struggle between the couple before the apparent murder.

 

The crime scene where Oscar Pistorius shot at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Photo: South African Police Service)The crime scene where Oscar Pistorius shot at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Photo: South African Police Service)

Pistorius had earlier said that he accidentally killed his girlfriend Steenkamp on Valentine's Day after mistaking her for an intruder. He had fired shot four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.

Read: Oscar Pistorius conviction: Explaining the law behind it

Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter and his conviction was upgraded to murder after an appeal by the prosecutor.

The paralympic star faces up to 15 years in prison after his sentencing in June.

 

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