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Pistorius Without Prosthetics When Bashing Door, Court Told

Paralympian gold medalist Oscar Pistorius wasn’t wearing his prosthetic legs when he bashed in a toilet door with a cricket bat after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a police witness testified at his murder trial.

Double-amputee Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty in the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, to charges of the premeditated murder for the death of Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. The athlete says he thought she was an intruder when he shot her through a toilet cubicle door in his bathroom. The testimony by Johannes Vermeulen, a police investigator, contradicts Pistorius’s statement at his bail hearing last year. The defense team questioned the police’s handling of the evidence.