Oscar Pistorius 'surfed porn websites' before girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot: reports

Updated: 24 February 2014 19:26 IST

The new allegation comes only days after leaked documents filed by prosecutors in South Africa claimed Oscar Pistorius told concerned security outside his home that everything was "fine" after the shooting last year.

Oscar Pistorius 'surfed porn websites' before girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot: reports

A leaked document, apparently part of a court investigation, has revealed that South African Oscar Pistorius was allegedly surfing porn websites on his mobile phone the night he shot model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home last year. According to a report in The Independent, a leaked document, probably part of a court inquiry, reveals that the athlete was surfing pornographic material on his mobile while Steenkamp was in the house on Valentine's Day in direct contrast to "a loving couple spending their time together".


Prosecution documents also reveal that Pistorius was "most likely on his stumps" and fired at the bathroom door where Steenkamp was shot dead from a distance greater than the 60cm initially reported by police. The 27-year-old athlete said he shot her in a case of mistaken identity. Prosecutors said he intentionally shot and killed 29-year-old model Steenkamp through the locked door of his bathroom following a domestic dispute. If convicted of premeditated murder, he could face life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years before parole. The trial is set to start on March 3.

Earlier this month, Pistorius broke his silence to reveal he is "consumed" with "pain and sadness" in a statement released to mark the first anniversary of Steenkamp's death. He said: "No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva.

"The pain and sadness - especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends consumes me with sorrow. The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

Steenkamp's parents, June and Barry, said the family is looking for closure ahead of the trial and confirmed the model's mother will attend the trial in Pretoria next Monday. In a statement, they said: "All we are looking for is closure and to know that our daughter did not suffer on that tragic Valentine's Day."



Topics : Athletics
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