No comment on Oscar data analyst claim

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IOL oscar feb 22 Reuters Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. He was released on bail. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko

Johannesburg - Gauteng police declined to comment about a report that a top Hawks forensic data analyst would be called in to study cellphone information relating to the murder investigation against paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

"We are allowing the investigation to take its course. We are not going to run the investigation blow by blow in the media," said  Brigadier Neville Malila.

Eyewitness News reported on Monday that the expert analyst would  examine cellphone data and shed light on an alleged text message from Reeva Steenkamp's former boyfriend, Francois Hougaard, which reportedly set Pistorius off.

According to The New Age, Hougaard tweeted a message and a picture hours after the shooting, which read: "Happier times with special people. We all miss you so much Reevs".

Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria on February 14.

He was granted R1 million bail on Friday and is expected back in court on June 4. - 
Sapa


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