Pistorius footage 'obtained illegally'
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers condemn the airing of a video showing the athlete re-enacting events that led up to the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.PT0M40S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3bhkb 620 349 July 7, 2014
Footage has emerged of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The video, aired on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program, shows the South African Olympian walking without his prosthetic legs and his arm held out before him with his fist clenched as if holding a gun.
He also demonstrated how he dragged the body of Reeva Steenkamp, played by his sister, from the bathroom and carried her downstairs.
Oscar Pistorius appears in court over the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AFP
The re-enactment, filmed by an American forensic investigator at Pistorius’s uncle’s house, was handed to Pistorius’s defence team but not shown at the trial.
Channel Seven did not say who hired the investigator, Scott Roder, or explain the circumstances surrounding the making of the re-enactment video.
In the video, Pistorius also re-enacted how he screamed in distress that night.
“Reeva, call the police,” he yelled. “Get out of my f--king house.”
At another point he was recorded shrieking “please help, please help me”.
The 27-year-old sprint runner is on trial for murdering Ms Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year by firing four shots through the locked bathroom door of his Pretoria home.
He maintains he thought he was aiming at an intruder.