Police stole watch, bungled evidence at Pistorius home, court hears
Published on Mar 14, 2014 6:04 PM
PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius's murder trial heard that police officers were clumsy with evidence and even stole a watch from the scene where Reeva Steenkamp was killed, in testimony from a former colleague on Friday.
Former station chief Giliam van Rensburg, who retired from the police last year, testified that an officer stole a watch worth as much as US$10,000 (S$12,640 euros), in a damning indictment of his former colleagues.
The watch went missing while forensic experts were examining a blood-splattered box containing seven other timepieces and occurred even after Mr Van Rensburg warned his staff against theft.
"I saw those watches and I said this is tempting for any person because this is expensive watches," he told the court.
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