Pistorius trial: State to use door exhibit

The prop is set to help prosecutors reconstruct the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Picture: Pool

PRETORIA - A life-sized door-frame has been erected inside the courtroom where the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is due to resume this morning.

Eyewitness News understands the prop will help prosecutors reconstruct the shooting which left Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day last year.

But before this can happen, the 'Blade Runner's' former friend, Darren Fresco has been wrapping up his testimony today.

Fresco was re-examined by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

"On the way to the Vaal, when the accused was driving, you took a pic of the speedometer?"

Fresco responded in the positive.

Nel then asked Fresco why he took a picture of the speedometer.

Fresco responded, "We were driving very fast, over 200km/h."

Fresco said he has had no contact with Pistorius's ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor since the day of the shooting until he saw her in the witness holding area during the trial.

The photo prompted defence advocate Barry Roux to quickly ask about the photo Fresco says he took of the speedometer when Pistorius was apparently driving.

Fresco checks the photo and concedes that it must have been him driving the car at the time.

Roux said the photo was taken at 4:31pm so it could only have been Fresco driving.

Fresco agreed, but can't remember taking the picture.

Fresco was then excused.

Picture: Pool.

Fresco gave the world a glimpse of his friendship with Pistorius, but battled under cross-examination from defence advocate Barry Roux.

Fresco's testimony involves fast cars, fights with police, a bullet being fired through a sunroof and a gun going off in a Johannesburg restaurant.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp through a wooden toilet door from a distance of about 1.5 metres.

Among the state's 13 facts it says it will reply upon to prove a case of murder are the amount, trajectory and grouping of the shots fired through the door.

A 1:1 scale model of the toilet cubicle has been reconstructed in the courtroom and a white box frame represents the walls.

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