Leaked Bloody Pics Shock Pistorius Family
Crime scene photos broadcast as court date looms
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2013 12:41 AM CDT
Updated Jun 3, 2013 7:00 AM CDT
In this Nov. 4, 2012 photo, Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp are seen at an awards ceremony, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was charged with her murder in February.   (AP Photo/Lucky Nxumalo-Citypress)

(Newser) – Days ahead of Oscar Pistorius' first court date since February, his family says they are "shaken" by leaked pictures of the bathroom where girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead. The photos obtained by Sky News (which are here and graphic) appear to show the blood-stained cubicle where Steenkamp was shot three times and a bloody trail leading out of the cubicle into the main bathroom, the AP reports.

"It has always been our plea that the legal process be allowed to run its course with integrity," the Pistorius family said in a statement. "The leaking of evidential material into the public domain ... does not advance this process." Family members say they are fully behind the double-amputee runner, who says he shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder. At the hearing this week, South African prosecutors are expected to ask for a postponement of the case pending further investigations, CNN reports.

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Jun 4, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
I'm betting she suggested his dick had been amputated too and named it Stumpy.
Jun 3, 2013 12:52 PM CDT
Yeah Burglars always lock themselves in a bathroom during a robbery just to freshin up. They lock the door just no one will walk in on them while there doing their business. This guy is creep and lets look at this first the guy had to get out of bed put his legs on because you don't sleep with those things on and then shoot through a closed door without checking if his GF was still in bed. He's going down.
Jun 3, 2013 12:19 PM CDT
Pretty girl. Nobody shoots blindly through a bathroom door! Not with someone in the house like a girlfriend! Hand him a rope in jail and respectfully request he hang himself instead of wasting everyone's time and money.