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Pistorius prosecution documents 'emerge ahead of trial'

Oscar Pistorius maintains he shot Reeva Steenkamp believing her to be an intruder in his home. Photo: Press Association.

Documents that detail the prosecution's case against Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have reportedly emerged ahead of his trial next month.

The documents, according to South African broadcaster eNCA, carry details including:

  • The prosecutor's ballistic expert agrees with Pistorius' claim that he was not wearing his prosethetic legs when he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
  • In the expert's opinion, Pistorius fired at the bathroom door from a greater distance that 60cm - originally reported by police
  • Prosecutors did not find testosterone in the athlete's home - contrary to the former investigating officer's statement
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Press Association.

It was on Valentine's Day last year that the double amputee shot and killed his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The six-time paralympic sprint champion denies a charge of murder, saying he mistakenly believed Reeva was an intruder in his home in Johannesburg.

Despite the changes to the prosecution case, eNCA reports that prosecutors still insist they can prove that Reeva's death was premeditated.

The broadcaster reports that prosecutors have evidence that security guards at Pistorius' residential complex called him after hearing gunshots, to be told by the athlete that the situation was "fine".

Pistorius claims the couple spent a loving night together at his home before the fatal incident on February 14 last year.