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Pretoria - After a short lunch break athlete Oscar Pistorius' bail application continued in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday with the defence rounding on the officer investigating the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.
Advocate Barry Roux began by asking investigating officer Hilton Botha if he stood by everything he said earlier on the shooting at Pistorius' house, which led to Pistorius being charged with murder.
Roux had put it to Botha earlier that Pistorius' version of events could be correct.
Pistorius has said he thought there was an intruder in the house then realised it was Steenkamp.
Botha replied: “I can't say because I have not seen all the forensic statements, but I would say the applicant's version is consistent with the evidence.”
Before this, Botha had told State prosecutor Gerrie Nel he believed Pistorius knew Steenkamp was in the bathroom when he fired the fatal shots.
Roux turned his attention to .38 caliber ammunition allegedly found at the home and handed to a defence lawyer.
Botha said he was the investigating officer on the scene, but he did not hand the ammunition over, a photographer did.
The next day, Pistorius' legal team was asked to bring the ammunition back, which they did.
There were no photographs of the ammunition.
“Did you take steps to find out who the owner of the ammunition was?” asked Roux.
When Botha said he had not, Roux said it was Pistorius' father's ammunition.
Roux also got Botha to agree that he did not have facts that Pistorius, a double amputee, attached his prosthetic legs before the shooting.
Roux said Pistorius' legal team also found a spent bullet in the toilet, not found by police forensics.
Botha said he knew about this.
“If you fire at the toilet door, there is only one direction the bullet can go,” said Roux.
He said there was no substance to say it was fired from a distance of 1.5 metres, as Botha had alleged earlier, or that the shots were aimed at the toilet bowl.
During this cross-examination Pistorius' brother Carl, who sat in front with the defence team, was writing things down, his eyes also red and puffy. - Sapa