Wonder what might have come out in testimony if this had been presented to the court … absolutely astounding the investigators missed it.Oscar Pistorius made secret 9 minute phone call to ex-girlfriend shortly before he killed Reeva Steenkamp
Oct 02, 2014 07:41
By Andy Lines
The Olympian called Jenna Edkins, who was stored in his mobile under the name “Babyshoes”
Oscar Pistorius had a secret phone conversation with a former girlfriend shortly before he killed Reeva Steenkamp, it was claimed today.
Olympic sprinter Pistorius, 27, allegedly spent nine minutes on the line with his ex Jenna Edkins, 25, stored in his mobile under the name Babyshoes.
Details of the call were never put before the court during Pistorius’ six-month murder trial.
The evidence was uncovered by South African journalists and is featured in their new book.
Mobile data apparently showed that Pistorius was on the phone when he arrived home on the night he ended up shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva.
Further investigations have now allegedly revealed the number was used by Jenna – but was registered in her dad’s name.
It appeared police did not make this connection.
Jenna, who dated Pistorius for several years, was not questioned by authorities probing the shooting and she never gave them a statement.
The prosecution has declined to comment on how this information was missed.
The details are contained in Behind the Door – a book about the case by Barry Bateman and Mandy Wiener.
The phone which Pistorius is said to have used to make the call was removed from the crime scene for two weeks.
When it was handed to police, its history had been wiped.
Barry said: “Oscar’s entire call history and WhatsApp record was deleted, as well as several messages received after the shooting.”
He said police suspected Oscar’s brother Carl of wiping the data after Reeva, 29, was killed.
In response to the book, the Pistorius family said in a statement: “We are not aware of any deletions having been affected by Oscar or effected on his instructions that could be relevant to this trial.”
South African double-amputee Pistorius was convicted last month of culpable homicide for the shooting at his home in Pretoria in 2013, and will be sentenced on October 13. He was cleared of murder.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/oscar-pistorius-made-secret-9-4363332#ixzz3FMRjZg9k