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Oscar Pistorius ‘hit Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat’ before killing her, say forensic experts

Mirror logo Mirror 21/04/2016 John Shammas

Paralympian superstar Oscar Pistorius struck his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before he shot her dead, it has been claimed.

© Provided by Mirror The 29-year-old claimed during his trial that he shot the model by mistake through the toilet door, then battered the door down using the bat.

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However a new investigation carried out by forensic expert brothers Calvin and Thomas Mollett claims to explain two wounds on Reeva's back.

These would be consistent with the tip of the bat, the brothers say.

It is also claimed that marks on the cricket bat's handle suggest that something of a struggle took place.

The brothers have carried out an independent analysis of the evidence for their book entitled Oscar vs The Truth.

© Provided by Mirror Reeva Steenkamp mother's relief as Pistorius verdict changed to murder

Pistorius shot Miss Steenkamp, 29, four times during the killing three years ago.

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He claimed the shooting had been a tragic mistake when he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder.

But judges ruled he had intended to kill Miss Steenkamp during a row, and he is due to be sentenced in June.

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