Oscar family query cop evidence

The family of Oscar Pistorius have said they find the contradictions in the investigating officer's evidence to the Paralympian's bail hearing "extremely concerning." Pistorius denies murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Court puzzles over angle of shots fired in bathroom

The investigating officer has challenged Oscar Pistorius' account because of the angle of several shots fired in the athlete's bathroom.

In an affidavit given on Tuesday, Pistorius said he woke in the night and thought an intruder had climbed through his bathroom window and entered the adjoining toilet.

He said he went into the bathroom without his prostheses and fired at the locked toilet door, believing the intruder to be inside.

But investigating officer Hilton Botha said the "top to bottom" trajectory of the bullets suggest Pistorius was wearing his prostheses.

He also said the angle of the shots suggests they were aimed at someone sitting on the toilet.

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Court shown floor plan of Oscar Pistorius' house

The court is being shown a floor plan of Oscar Pistorius' house in order to try to piece together his movements in the moments before his girlfriend's death.

A projection of the floor plan of Oscar Pistorius' bathroom is shown to the court Credit: Reuters
Floor plan of Oscar Pistorius' bedroom and bathroom Credit: Reuters

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Report: Court may be shown plans of Pistorius' home

Local news agency Eyewitness News is tweeting that the court may see plans of Oscar Pistorius' home today.

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