Officer describes blood in Oscar’s home

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IOL pic mar18 oscar pistorius in court day 10 Reuters Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 17, 2014. Picture: Daniel Born

Johannesburg -

Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial continues in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Pistorius is accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria home on February 14 last year.

He shot and killed her through the closed door of his toilet, apparently believing she was an intruder.

On Monday, a police photographer was questioned about photos he took of the scene.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked Warrant Officer Barend van Staden about the length of the right side of the wall leading into the bathroom in Pistorius's home.

Van Staden testified that he made a total of 15 photo albums relating to the crime, including Steenkamp's post mortem, the blood spatters throughout the house, and of the alarm system and the contents of a small safe in Pistorius's cupboard.

In addition to the murder of Steenkamp, Pistorius is charged with contravening the Firearms Control Act.

He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013. - Sapa

Click here for IOL’s live blog about the Oscar trial.

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