The Oscar Pistorius Case Will Be Turned Into an ITV Documentary
May 04, 2016 01:35 AM EDT
Award-winning investigative reporter Mark Williams-Thomas will make the high-profile homicide case of Paralympic athlete into an ITV documentary. Meanwhile photos of the crime scene revealed another mystery.
On Valentine's day 2013, the now-disgraced athlete has shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He claimed he thought his girlfriend was a robber hiding in the bathroom at their house in Pretoria.
In the trial on September 12 2014, Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered a verdict that Pistorius was guilty of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp and reckless endangerment with a firearm at a restaurant. However, Judge Masipa found that he was not guilty of murder. A month later, Pistorius was sentenced to a five-year prison for culpable homicide, and three-year suspended prison sentence for the separate reckless endangerment conviction.
His case has become a highlight of media along with mystery surrounding the case. One journalist who covered the verdict for Daily Mirror, Mark Williams-Thomas, was intrigued to reveal more. The Mirror reported that the killing of Reeva Steenkamp is being turned into an ITV documentary.
Mark Williams-Thomas is a former police officer who became an investigative journalist. His prior work in 2012 was exposing Jimmy Savile, a famous British TV presenter, as a paedophile. Mr. Williams-Thomas investigated and found more up to 10 fomer victims. He has been spending time in South Africa to look into the case.
Meanwhile, another evidence showed more mystery surrounding the killing. As two forensic investigators, Calvin and Thomas Mollett, published a book entitled 'Oscar vs The Truth.' According to Daily Express,
the book revealed gruesome photos of the scene of Ms Steenkamp's death, prompting a new mystery around her murder.
Both Calvin and Thomas Mollett alleged that Pistorius redressed Ms. Steenkamp after the murder. As the top she wore to enter the house was the same as the one found in her body, but the bullet holes do no match up with her wounds.
"It can only have been put on afterwards. We can't say when or why he decided to put it on her, we can only say it was certainly not worn at the time she died," Thomas Mollet said. "There is no sign of the bullet that struck her chest. And there is very little blood on the vest and it would have been really soaked with blood if she'd been wearing it at the time of the shooting."
However, according to Daily Mail, these allegations have been rubbished by the Pistorius family, who called the Mollett brothers 'attention-seeking armchair sleuths'.
Now, in order to unveile the mystery, award-winning investigative reporter Mark Williams-Thomas has been spending time to look into the case. He will make the high-profile homicide case into an ITV documentary.