Captain Christian Mangena
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Pistorius was on his stumps when he opened fire, says expert

A key police ballistics expert said Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he shot his girlfriend, as the athlete's trial continued in South Africa.

Captain Christian Mangena was giving evidence on the trajectory of the bullets which killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Correspondents say whether or not Mr Pistorius was on his prosthetic limbs when he fired his gun is important, because it lends support to the defence team's insistence that the shooting was not premeditated.

Mr Pistorius denies murdering the model on Valentine's Day 2013, saying he thought she was an intruder.

  • 19 Mar 2014