PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Oscar Pistorius’ latest court appearance no doubt left the blade runner’s legal team stumped.
Pistorius is still sitting in jail after no decision was made in his bail hearing. All this, as prosecutors call him a flight risk. Pistorisus is facing pre-mediated murder charges in the Valentine’s Day shooting death of his girlfriend, 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.
But bail is the least of his worries. Pistorius’ self-defense strategy is getting blown out of the water.
A witness who lives less than half a mile from Pistorius says they heard arguing an hour before the shooting.
But that’s not all. Cops say the path of the bullets show Pistorius aimed at the toilet where Steenkamp was sitting and would later get shot three times, in the hip, elbow and ear. Police say had he fired head-on into the door, he would have missed her.
This might not be Pistorius’ first run-in with the law. Police say the blade runner was at a Johannesburg restaurant when a gun was discharged. Supposedly, Pistorius asked someone else to take the blame for it. In another incident, police say Pistorius threatened to assault someone at a race track.
Get this – South African police now say testosterone and needles were found at Pistorius’ home, though his defense team says it’s a legal herbal supplement.
Whether or not he’s found guilty, it looks like Pistorius’ chances of walking away with his inspirational image still intact is a shot in the dark.