Police Col Vermeulen demonstrates hitting the door with the bat
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Oscar Pistorius trial: Door hit with bat in court demo

Oscar Pistorius may not have been wearing his prosthetic legs when he tried to break down his locked toilet door with a cricket bat, his murder trial has heard.

On day eight of the trial, a forensics expert has been asked to demonstrate how the door was hit with the bat.

Police Col Johan Vermeulen demonstrated how Pistorius might have hit the door after Ms Steenkamp was shot on Valentine's Day last year.

Col Vermeulen said that the marks on the door and the bat indicated that standing upright required the person to be in "an unnatural position" to hit the door.

Mr Pistorius denies murder, saying he mistook Ms Steenkamp for an intruder.

  • 12 Mar 2014
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