Pistorius: Shooting scene photos are shown

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Oscar Pistorius writes notes as he sits in the dock during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius writes notes as he sits in the dock during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)

A family friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp holds a portrait of Steenkamp as she attends the trial of Oscar Pistorius during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of girlfriend Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial are showing photographs from the bloody scene where the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend.

Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Friday asked a former policeman who investigated Reeva Steenkamp’s death about police photographs of the blood-spattered bathroom at Pistorius’ home, as well as wounds that Steenkamp suffered.

Images of blood stains on the walls, floors and furniture in Pistorius’ home were displayed in court Thursday, prompting Pistorius to look away from TV monitors showing the photographs. The screen in front of Pistorius was switched off.

Pistorius, the first double amputee to run at the Olympics, is charged with premeditated murder for Steenkamp’s killing on Feb. 14, 2013. He pleaded not guilty and says he shot her by mistake, thinking she was an intruder.

Associated Press

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