The 'trail of blood' in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Oscar Pistorius, 27, has said he shot 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, fearing there was a dangerous intruder in the house. The prosecution says he intentionally killed her after an argument.

updated: March 13, 2014 18:42 IST
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Pretoria: Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Thursday displayed a sequence of photos showing the blood stains and blood spatter found on the floors, walls, stairs and chairs in the athlete's house after he fatally shot his girlfriend. (Pistorius' lawyer scrutinizes police investigation)

In one photograph displayed on TV monitors in the courtroom, spots of blood were seen right next to some of the double-amputee Olympian and multiple Paralympic champion's golden trophies. The TV screen next to Pistorius, who at times held his head in his hands, was switched off during the display. (Read: Gibbs signed bat becomes key evidence)

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