'Bloody' pictures of Steenkamp 'murder scene' revealed to public
Pictures of the luxurious home, including the bloody bathroom where Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the wee hours of Valentine's Day, has been revealed to the public.
The pictures have emerged following allegations that police officers involved in the investigation are being questioned following the disappearance of one of the athlete's watch from his house.
According to Sky News, the pictures inside the house show a trail of blood from the bathroom as the Blade Runner supposedly carried Steenkamp downstairs after shouting for help with flecks of blood on the wall, on the sofa downstairs and on the landing.
Stating that this is the first time that the public has seen the actual room where the athlete's model girlfriend was killed, the report also said that the images show a panel missing from the toilet door - and two police markers below the handle which indicate two bullet holes - low down.
The report suggested that the panel and the markers' images may back Pistorius' claims that he was on his stumps and shooting - from low down - at what he thought was an intruder. The report further said that among the pictures, there is an image of the gift, along with a box of heart-shaped sweets, that Steenkamp had wrapped up to give it to Pistorius on Valentine's Day, with the Ozzy-her nickname for her boyfriend- written on a card stuck on top of the gift.
Other photographs show footprints in blood, with the former investigating officer, Hilton Botha, already admitting that he walked through the scene without wearing protective foot covers, potentially contaminating the evidence. Botha was taken off the case after that emerged - as well as the news that he himself was facing seven counts of attempted murder and has since retired from the police service, the report added.