Pistorius hires American forensic specialists
The Blade Runner will go on trial in March for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
JOHANNESBURG - Paralympic athlete and murder accused Oscar Pistoriuss spokesperson has confirmed a team of forensic investigators from America are in the country working with his defence team.
Beeld newspaper reported the team arrived on Monday and was assisting his lawyers.
Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day at his Pretoria home.
He says he mistook her for an intruder and shot her accidentally.
He will go on trial in March next year.
Pistoriuss spokesperson Anneliese Burgess said, We can confirm that a team of forensic specialists from the United States is currently in the country working with Oscars defence team. We dont want to go into any further details except to say its very standard practice to work with specialists in various fields in preparations for any trial.
The Blade Runner is currently out on bail.
The Police Ministry has also maintained the investigation was conducted thoroughly despite allegations of bungling the case.