The news that South African and global sports hero, Oscar Pistorius, allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend beween 4am and 5am yesterday morning has made headlines around the world today with several new developments coming to the fore.
Two of the latest developments have come from reports by residents in the complex who have told reporters that there is CCTV footage showing Reeva Steenkamp arriving at 18h15. The Sun (
yes i know) is also reporting that one neighbour said she heard 3 shots followed by ten minutes of silence and then 3 more shots. The neighbour also said her husband is a doctor who rushed to the Pistorius house and tried to resuscitate Steenkamp.
Those two reports paint a very different picture to initial stories that Pistorius had mistaken Steenkamp for a burglar and shot her 4 times. Police have already dismissed claims that allegations of Pistorius thinking she was a burglar did not come from them.
Pistorius spent the night in jail after being charged with murder and his bail application is set for this morning when he will also find out if any more charges have been added to the murder charge.
Brigadier Denise Beukes,one of the cops leading the murder probe, said she was surprised at reports the shooting was a mix-up. She also mentioned that “There are witnesses and they have also been interviewed this morning. We’re talking about neighbours and people that heard things that happened earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place.”
This from Eye Witness News.
The other report from The Sun
*cough* saying that a resident heard 3 shots, followed by ten minutes of silence and the 3 more shots would completely contradict earlier infomation if proved to be true.
Either way…it doesn’t look good for Pistorius at the moment. As much as i want things to turn out in his favour one can’t but help wonder why the police have so quickly charged him with murder and say they will oppose bail. They don’t just do that without good reason.
Will keep you updated.