Pistorius's legal team: Video obtained illegally
Oscar Pistorius’s legal team said footage constitutes a breach of a non-disclosure agreement.
PRETORIA - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's legal team said footage of their client re-enacting the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp was obtained illegally, and constitutes a breach of a non-disclosure agreement. Picture: Carte Blanche.
Picture: Carte Blanche.
Australian broadcaster Channel 7 screened a documentary on Sunday containing the footage, which showed Pistorius walking on his stumps and carrying his sister downstairs.
The athlete's family described the release of the footage as a staggering breach of trust and an invasion of their privacy.
The video shows the athlete walking on his stumps in a lounge, with his prosthetic legs on in a bathroom and down stairs, all filmed in his uncle Arnold's house last year.
The legal team said American company The Evidence Room was hired to visually map the crime scene as part of the trial preparation.
To explain why this footage was not used in the trial, the legal team stressed it was used solely for preparation purposes.
They said Channel 7 in Australia purchased the footage illegally.