OSCAR Pistorius could not have been wearing his prosthetic legs – as he has claimed – when he used a cricket bat to smash open the locked toilet door in his apartment, his murder trial has been told.
On the eighth day of the trial over the shooting death of Pistorius’s girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the prosecution set up a recreation of Pistorius’s bathroom door.
The door from Pistorius’s home, and the cricket bat he used to gain entry through it on the night last year that he shot dead Steenkamp, were used in a courtroom demonstration by forensic expert Colonel Johannes Vermeulen.
Col Vermeulen placed the edge of the Lazer English Willow Club Plus bat into two marks on the heavy dark timber door, showing an exact match. One of the blows, just above the lock, had smashed through the door frame, allowing the bat to be used to lever open the door…. see more