Pistorius lawyers unhappy with aired footage

Australian broadcaster Channel 7 on Sunday aired the video of the athlete re-enacting the crime.

Oscar Pistorius makes his way to the High Court chambers after day 38 of his murder trial. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's legal team will lodge a complaint against the sale of confidential footage of their client produced by an American forensics company.

Australian broadcaster Channel 7 aired footage of the athlete re-enacting the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The footage was broadcast on Sunday.

The 'blade runner' is on trial in a Pretoria court for allegedly murdering his girlfriend in cold blood.

He maintained he shot Steenkamp by accident, believing she was an intruder.

Oscar Pistorius is accompanied by his brother Carl as they head to the High Court chambers in Pretoria following day 38 of the athlete's murder trial. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

It is understood defence advocate Barry Roux will approach the American Bar Association to lodge a complaint against The Evidence Room, which sold confidential evidential footage to the channel.

Attorney Brian Webber said the sale was a breach of a non-disclosure agreement.

He told reporters in court the reason the footage was not used in the trial was because it didn't accurately represent the events of the night in question.

Webber said the company was asked several times to reproduce the footage but it was still inaccurate.

The Australian show's executive producer Mark Luellen says the video would never have been shown had they known it was obtained unlawfully.

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