and show them photographs of her extensive head injuries to prove it
This makes sense to me. The prosecution knew it would be hard to prevent Oscar was getting bail. They got the defense and Oscar to reveal much of their case with his statement. The defense will try to state that the bullet caused the extensive head injuries. There was no way the prosecution was going to lay out their whole case just to win the bail hearing. They will have expert pathologists to prove that some of her head injuries were caused by the bat. She ran into the bathroom after he hit her with bat and locked the door.
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius crushed his girlfriend’s skull with a cricket bat before shooting her dead, police have told her family.Details of the post-mortem examination of South African model Reeva Steenkamp were withheld from last week’s bail application hearing.But grieving relatives who saw her body before Tuesday’s cremation in Port Elizabeth described horrific injuries from the cricket bat, and entry wounds from 9mm bullets fired by Pistorius.They were also briefed about the model’s death by police and lawyers from the state prosecutor’s office.In a sworn affidavit read to the bail hearing in Pretoria magistrates’ court last week, Pistorius claimed that he used the bat to break down the toilet door after the shooting, saying he had not realised his girlfriend was in the bathroom.The bloodstained bat, which is currently being examined by a police forensics team, will be key evidence when Pistorius goes on trial for premeditated murder.The ‘Blade Runner’ – who has previously boasted about having a cricket bat, pistol and machine gun at home to defend himself against intruders – claims the bat became blood-spattered at the scene.Last week the prosecution did not mention any details about the bat and the role they believe it played in Reeva’s death, opting not to disclose their case against Pistorius. But to secure bail, Pistorius’s legal team had to detail his defence, which included why he had a blood-spattered cricket bat in his possession on the fatal night.