Police: Pistorius’s Story Adds Up

    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN        (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pistorius bail attempt on Wednesday in Pretoria. (Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty)

    In what may prove to be a major setback for the prosecution, the defense presented police testimony in court Wednesday confirming that there were “no inconsistencies” in Pistorius’s story detailing the events that led to his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s death. The double-amputee Olympian insists that he shot and killed Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder. The defense’s powerful testimony comes on the heels of a major win for the prosecution earlier in the day, when they presented proof of steroids in Pistorius’s bedroom. Witnesses to the fatal Valentine’s Day shooting testified that they heard screams at Pistorius’s home before the fatal shooting. The Paralympic champion’s appearance in court marks the second day of what is likely to be a lengthy, messy battle.

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