PRETORIA: A witness heard ‘non-stop shouting’ coming from the home of Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius shortly before his girlfriend was shot dead, the lead detective in the murder investigation said today.
Warrant officer Hilton Botha, a detective with 24 years on the force, also told the Pretoria magistrates court that Pistorius’ girlfriend, model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp, was hit by three bullets, in the head, elbow and hip.
Pistorius, a double amputee known as the ‘Blade Runner’, broke down in tears as Botha presented his testimony.
The shooting has stunned South Africa and the millions around the world who saw the track glory of the athlete, who had no lower legs, as an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity.
Botha said the angle at which the shots were fired through the door suggested the shooter had aimed specifically to hit somebody on the toilet.