Pistorius hearing adjourned as detective accused of 'selective' evidence
21/02/2013 - 15:17:32
The bail hearing for Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned after a third day in South Africa.
The Olympian, and Paralympic champion, denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Earlier, it emerged the leading detective in the inquiry is facing charges of attempted murder himself.
It is reported that a replacement for Hilton Botha will be announced shortly.
The court was cleared briefly today after magistrate Desmond Nair said there was a "threat" outside but proceedings then resumed.
Pistorius sobbed again in court as defence advocate Barry Roux summed up his case.
He claimed Detective Botha had been selective with what he said, and seemed determined to “bolster the state’s case”.
He repeated assertions made yesterday that Mr Botha could not refute Pistorius’ version of what happened.
He said Steenkamp staying with the Paralympian was consistent with a loving relationship, and that after she was shot, the evidence suggested Pistorius was desperate to save her life.
He said the fact there was no urine in Steenkamp’s bladder showed she had got up to go to the toilet.
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