Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, currently facing charges of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last Valentine’s day has reportedly hired forensic experts from the US as part of his defence team.
“I can confirm that a team of forensic investigators from America will be working with the defence team,” spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said.
“It’s very standard practice to work with experts during the preparation of any trial.”
She also confirmed the arrival of the forensic investigation team at Pistorius’ Pretoria home on Monday.
Burgess did not go into the details of the investigators’ work and told reporters that that was all she could say.
Pistorius’ last appearance in court was a brief one at the Pretoria Magistrate Court on August 19 for shooting Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend on February 14 in his Pretoria home.
The Paralympian had always maintained that he thought the victim was an intruder.
Along with murder, Pistorius was also charged with contravening the Firearms Control Act.
The trial was moved to the High Court in Pretoria and will run from March 3 to 20.
The indictment lists 107 witnesses to testify for the State.