Pistorius re-enactment video leaked
July 6, 2014 6:19 pm
Oscar Pistorius’ defence team has condemned the airing of a video showing the athlete re-enacting the events of the night he killed his girlfriend.
The footage shows Mr Pistorius shouting and running on his stumps as he simulates holding a handgun.
It was aired in Australia only by broadcaster Channel 7 on Sunday.
A spokesperson for Mr Pistorius’ said that the footage was filmed in order to create a “forensic animation”, but that it was “obtained illegally”.
“For the family, the airing of this footage constitutes a staggering breach of trust and an invasion of the family’s privacy”, the statement said.
The footage has not been seen in court in South Africa, where the athlete is on trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.