February 20th, 2013
11:15 PM ET

Forensic Expert: Bullet trajectory is key in Pistorius case

Forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky explains why the trajectory of the bullets will be crucial in the track star's murder trial.

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  1. Gary

    I still have not read anything about why Oscar felt he was in immediate danger. You use deadly force only as a last resort. Apparently Oscar is paranoid and fixated with his weapons. His story does not hold water. He failed to call out the the person on the other side of the door or to check on his girlfriend before he blatently started firing through the door. No sane person would do this. There is definately something wrong about his version. So it is ok to just pick up a gun and start firing at an unknown sound? Please. I hope the truth eventually comes out.

    February 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
  2. chris moran

    they keep talking about a shell casing INSIDE the bathroom, it quite likely got "kicked" in there as the shooter shuffled into the bathroom, or even by the police as they shuffled around.

    February 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
  3. Kusha

    Thank you for the insight on the Pistorius case from international experts. I do think, however, that South Africn experts should be interviewed in a followup. I agree – trajectory will be the key evidence in this case. As far as we know, Oscar was taken to the district surgeon who would have most probably taken blood (though it was quite some time after his arrest) and other biological samples which will be subject to a range of tests.

    As a South African I think this case seriously highlights the need for our police services to be – at all times – fully equipped to deal with crime scenes and crime scene preservation eg shoe coverings, gloves etc. In addition, if any detective is being himself investigated they should be suspended ..... And not have the debacle we had today.

    February 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm |