Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux claims his client’s actions after the incident seem quite probable. He portrayed the picture saying these are the facts and there is nothing improbable about that.
Earlier on Thursday, the lead investigator in the case, Hilton Botha, was replaced by country’s top detective, Vinesh Moonoo. State prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that he heard that Botha was himself charged with attempted murder.
Reportedly, Botha is facing seven attempted murder charges relating to an incident in 2011 when he allegedly opened fire at a vehicle carrying seven people. The National Prosecuting Authority had provisionally withdrawn the charges; however, after the completion of initial investigation, NPA has decided to charge him.
According to Botha, the case was only reinstated because it has something to do with his work on Oscar Pistorius. National police commissioner Riah Phiyega implied that Botha’s replacement was aimed at strengthening the police investigation.