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Video footage shows Pistorius re-enacting killing

What To Make Of The Pistorius Shooting 'Reenactment' Video

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Newly released video footage shows Oscar Pistorius participating in a re-enactment of how he says he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and then carried her out of a toilet cubicle in his home.

Australian broadcaster Channel Seven showed the footage Sunday, a day before the trial resumes Monday. That prompted criticism from a lawyer for the double-amputee athlete who said the re-enactment was made with the help of a U.S.-based company last year as part of the defense team's trial preparations.

In the video, Pistorius is seen walking on his stumps with an arm outstretched and fist clenched, as though holding a gun. It also shows Pistorius carrying a woman. It is unclear where the re-enactment was filmed.

The Paralympian has said he carried Steenkamp after mistakenly shooting her through a closed toilet door because he thought there was an intruder in his home. The prosecution says he intentionally killed the 29-year-old model after they argued in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013.

In a statement, lawyer Brian Webber said the defense team hired The Evidence Room, a U.S.-based company, to "to visually map the events on the night of the accident" and that video footage was filmed as part of that process. The video has not been shown in the trial.

The footage shown by the Australian broadcaster was obtained illegally, Webber said.

"For the family, the airing of this footage constitutes a staggering breach of trust and an invasion of the family's privacy," he said, adding that "we cannot imagine how any of the footage would not support Oscar's version."

A switchboard operator at Channel Seven said their offices were closed and no one was available to comment. The Evidence Room did not immediately return a request for comment.

Pistorius, who is free on bail, faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty of premeditated murder. He also faces separate gun-related charges.

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Steve-a-rino July 06 2014 at 8:52 PM

This guy lost the game when he fired four shots into a locked door not knowing who or what was behind it. How do you prove "fear for your life" when the perceived threat is locked inside another room? All he had to do was hold the subject and wait for police to arrive. NONE of this would be happening.

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sybilquestion July 06 2014 at 9:16 PM

Hey Prosecutors over in Africa or Johannesburg or whatever. Why haven't you asked one simple question? And I pose this question to Oscar Pistorius. "So you never once screamed out "Reeva, where are you?" Well, I guess that would be a stupid question considering you knew she was screaming at you from in the bathroom. YOU low life piece of crap. I am glad this case brings to light the obsession with people to pretend someone is normal when they are not. Hence, the inferiority complex driven by ego maniacal evil, you have a dead girlfriend. I am sure she was an EX-girlfriend prior to him shooting her to death. LOSER...HE is disgusting.

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rlpjr2 sybilquestion July 06 2014 at 11:10 PM

I agree 100% hes a POS LOSER never a winner champion Always a ignorant idiot little monkey boy crybaby... Fry him the worthless POS....

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Susan sybilquestion July 06 2014 at 11:28 PM

They have. The defense has rested, but they DID ask that question. By the way, they are in the country of South Africa, which is on the continent of Africa. Maps can be fun.

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Dude July 06 2014 at 9:20 PM

He's innocent because we all know how often someone breaks into a home and hides in the bathroom while they finish preparing to commit a crime. It's only natural to wake to the sounds of someone in the bathroom in your bedroom and immediately assume it's an armed intruder who has come to kill you and not the person who normally sleeps beside you. Actually, I had a much better comment already written out, but my dog ate it.

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jmcal July 06 2014 at 9:28 PM

At this point I don't think he has a leg to stand on......

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projcontrols jmcal July 07 2014 at 9:56 AM

hahahahah! Good one!!!

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runswthscisors40 jmcal July 07 2014 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, and if convicted, he'll be hopping mad, too............

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betty mcclendon July 06 2014 at 9:00 PM

why would u shoot through a door if your girl friend was in there.bull s

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betty mcclendon July 06 2014 at 9:01 PM

just because you are a famous person don't mean u can kill people and not be punish for it.they are not kings

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db1219 July 06 2014 at 8:56 PM

Oscar, you had your moment of glory. You came home and killed your girlfriend (who probably was only seeing you for the notoriety). Just accept the fact that virtually everyone in the world thinks that you are a stone cold murderer.

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ticktockticktock1 July 06 2014 at 8:55 PM

Those who keep saying, "Innocent till proven guilty" are obviously fans of his. Sorry ... he is going to jail for a long, long time.

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jacknaber ticktockticktock1 July 06 2014 at 9:15 PM

yeah that what everyone said about O J and a couple of others that walked

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Dan ticktockticktock1 July 07 2014 at 9:32 AM

Folks said the same thing about Snott Peterson. ☺

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temeculapaul July 06 2014 at 9:54 PM

Wow, AOL. Thanks so much for a video about a video we don't get to see.

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bambi4318.barbara temeculapaul July 07 2014 at 9:19 AM

Wasn't that an exciting video - not.

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vietnamvet1967 July 07 2014 at 7:48 AM

BS, That Video was leaked , because the Defense wanted it leaked

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Kurtcobainskyblueyes vietnamvet1967 July 07 2014 at 8:15 AM

Agreed!

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