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Pistorius reenacts shooting of girlfriend in video broadcast by Australian TV channel

Published on Jul 7, 2014 12:03 AM
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius re-enacts the night of his girlfriend's death in this screen capture from video. -- PHOTO: SCREEN CAPTURE FROM YOUTUBE

PRETORIA (AFP) - Oscar Pistorius is walking on his stumps, appearing to aim a pistol, in footage broadcast on Sunday that shows the Paralympic gold medallist at his most vulnerable in a shock reenactment of the night he shot his girlfriend.

Lawyers for the athlete said the video, which emerged the week his trial resumed for the murder of Ms Reeva Steenkamp, was commissioned by his defence team and obtained illegally.

In the footage aired by Australia's Channel 7 the double-amputee is seen crossing a room on his bare stumps, wearing a tank top and tight black shorts, his hand clenched in the air as if ready to fire a gun. "I wasn't sure if someone was going to come up and point a firearm at me," says the star sprinter at one point.

The 27-year-old is seen screaming and crying for help, and carrying his younger sister Aimee down a flight of stairs, as he acts out his account of the minutes after he shot Ms Steenkamp.

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