Forensic evidence backs claims Pistorius beat Steenkamp with a cricket bat before he shot her

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Dramatic new evidence emerged today that claims to show Oscar Pistorius attacked his lover with an air rifle and a cricket bat before shooting her dead.

The Paralympian told his trial that he accidentally killed Reeva Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder at his home in Pretoria three years ago.

But two experts have now released never-before-seen forensic pictures they claim conclusively proves the athlete murdered the model.

They point to two injuries on the model’s back they say match the tip of his cricket bat, while marks on the ripped and blood-covered handle suggest there was a struggle.

So he basically beat the crap out of her, she hid in the toilet, and then he shot her through the door.   Nice guy.  

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The injury on her back and the shape of the bat match.

Other pictures appear to show a 4.5mm hole in the athlete’s bedroom door which is believed to match the caliber of his air rifle.

A similar-sized wound was also found on Reeva’s arm, suggesting he may have fired at her with the weapon as the model fled the bedroom.

The claims have been made by brothers Calvin and Thomas Mollett in their new book Oscar vs The Truth after studying evidence and conducting their own tests for over a year.

Another image of a dented steel plate on the side of the bath also appears to support the idea he wielded the bat in fit of rage.

Speaking to Jane Flanagan for The Sun, Thomas Mollet said: ‘Oscar went after her with a cricket bat, infuriated that she locked herself away from him.

‘To scare and frighten her, he hit the door with the cricket bat about two to three times and also hit the steel plate against the bathtub wall.’ […]

If confirmed, their evidence would cement the prosecution’s case that Pistorius gunned down Miss Steenkamp in a fit of rage during a late-night row after she had locked herself in the toilet cubicle.

After this, I suspect the defence is now wrong footed and finds itself without a leg to stand on.

But more grimly, if true, what an evil piece of work that bastard is.

 

– Daily Mail


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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