Pistorius trial: Toilet door set up in courtroom

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Oscar Pistorius hands a note to his defense team as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius hands a note to his defense team as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Sutherland, Pool)

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The brown toilet cubicle door through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend has been set up in the courtroom at the athlete’s murder trial, suggesting prosecutors will attempt to recreate his shooting of Reeva Steenkamp a year ago.

Pistorius, lead defense lawyer Barry Roux and court officials gathered around the door ahead of Wednesday’s proceedings, examining what appeared to be bullet holes marked with white tags in the wood.

Pistorius, the world-famous double-amputee runner, is on trial for murder for firing four times through the door in a bathroom at his home on Feb. 14 last year, hitting Steenkamp three times and killing her. He says he shot her by mistake thinking she was a dangerous intruder hiding in a toilet cubicle. Prosecutors maintain Pistorius shot Steenkamp intentionally.

Associated Press

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