Gibbs’ signature on Oscar’s bat

2014-03-12 11:36
Cricket bat (Supplied)
Cape Town - The cricket bat which Oscar Pistorius used to slam open the toilet door on the night he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has the signature of former Proteas cricketer Herschelle Gibbs displayed on it.

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A South African forensic analyst says a cricket bat was used to strike the toilet door at the athlete's home, in testimony focusing on the events of the night of February 14, 2013.

Police Col. JG Vermeulen on Wednesday lifted the bat in court and showed where it hit the wooden, bullet-marked door, another key piece of evidence that was erected in the courtroom.

Gibbs spotted his own signature on the bat and promptly tweeted the following on Wednesday:

"Just saw my signature on the bat used by the accused in oscar trial... lol #neveradullmoment."

Pistorius said he shot Steenkamp by mistake, fearing she was an intruder in the night, and then bashed the door open with a cricket bat to get to his girlfriend when he realised what had happened.

The prosecution says the killing was intentional and followed an argument between the couple.

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