Oscar Pistorius hires US forensic experts to help his murder case

Oscar Pistorius appearing at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013
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Oscar Pistorius hires a US forensic team of experts reportedly in a bid to prove that he accidentally killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has reportedly hired the help of US forensic experts to help prove that he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by accident.

The 26-year-old will stand trial in March, with the prosecution accusing the double amputee of premeditated murder after discovering that Steenkamp was shot multiple times through a bathroom door at Pistorius's home.

"I can confirm that a team of forensic specialists from the United States is in the country at the moment working with Oscar's defense team," The Mirror quotes Pistorius's spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess as saying.

"We don't want to go into any further details except that its very standard practice to work with specialists in various fields in preparation for any trial."

Pistorius, who shot Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, is currently on bail in Pretoria, South Africa.

Oscar Pistorius appearing at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013
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