Oscar Pistorius in tears again as blood-stained images of girlfriend shown in court

Oscar Pistorius has said he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake through the door, fearing there was a dangerous intruder in the house. The prosecution says he intentionally killed her after an argument. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and three firearm-related offenses.

updated: March 13, 2014 19:28 IST
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Pretoria: A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer on Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot. (Also read: Gibbs-signed cricket bat becomes key evidence)

The image, showing the prosthetic limbs with white socks and stained with Reeva Steenkamp's blood up to the knee, was displayed by lawyer Barry Roux on a TV monitor at Pistorius' murder trial. Roux was trying to reinforce the Olympian's story that he shot the model by mistake on Valentine's Day last year and then desperately broke through a locked toilet door to help her. (Related: Pistorius had big love for guns, testifies friend)

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