Dr. Baden breaks down evidence against Oscar Pistorius
Forensic pathologist on significance of bullet trajectories, gun powder residue
- Duration 9:00
- Date Feb 20, 2013
Forensic pathologist on significance of bullet trajectories, gun powder residue
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Back out of one of our top stories new questions about the case prosecutors are building against world famous Olympian Oscar historians.
The champion runner who had both of his legs amputated as a baby.
Is -- accused of knowingly shooting and killing his girlfriend model -- Stein camp.
His bail hearing entered a second day today and new evidence has emerged including.
A diagram of the crime scene which could be very telling.
Doctor Michael but as a forensic pathologist and a Fox News contributor very happy to have you today doctor -- is they.
Are just now releasing there's some breaking news in the case I want to update the viewers with.
Earlier today there had been testimony by the lead officer in the case that they found steroids inside of Oscar history -- apartment.
That when they came to the crime scene.
They defense quickly said it's not steroids it's some herbal remedy despite the fact that there were -- there and now.
The the officer who gave that testimony.
Has come out and said I want to clarify my earlier testimony I'm not sure.
If these are legal or illegal substances.
We need to wait -- testing so let's put the steroids.
On hold doctor Biden because that may be wrong and you know what else may be wrong.
The initial reports that her skull was bashed in by that cricket bat because I didn't hear any testimony about.
Blood on the cricket bat or her skull being.
Crack crushed and these past two days and so the viewers should know that we get a lot of misinformation.
Now I do want to talk to you.
You know in his early reports I do want to talking about the bullet wounds and the trajectory of the bullets because this is becoming a big deal in the case tell us your thoughts on that.
Well what's interesting here is that there are four bullet holes described in the door to the -- -- And the height of those.
Bullet holes may be important because.
For story is says.
That he had not had his.
-- leg pieces -- When he called over to the bathroom and shot through the door think he was a burglar.
It's been reported that some of those bullet holes are very high up that he would have had -- already had his.
Blades garden which it conflicts with a number aspects of his story about how he woke up etc.
So the defense attorneys apparently doing a very good job of course examining.
The initial impressions of the police officers.
They haven't gotten yet to the autopsy.
Which would be it -- itself will be very important.
How so what what would be revealed potentially in the autopsy.
The autopsy the bullet trajectories will be able to be reconstructed.
Based on the preparations in the body.
Hadn't the perforation in the door.
The distance of the -- from the door is going to be important whether there's any gunshot residues on the door that he shoot up close of from a distance.
And also what will be important does she have any injuries -- bruises on her body.
That preceded the shooting.
Because it is stated and we don't know how true this is that there was a lot of yelling and argument.
And if he had as a police initially said.
Hitter with the cricket bat this should be a bruise marks on the body separate independent.
From the gunshot wounds.
In the reason Einstein series he downing these initial reports about.
Him hitting her with a cricket bat which now they say was just used to -- down the bathroom door after the shooting took place right is because they'll meet this officer again let me get his name and we have this picture both you think that both the one who had to recount his steroid testimony -- areas here.
Was passed by the defense is there anything about this crime scene that would be inconsistent.
With the story Oscar historian cyst telling him he's -- Now listen I'm an anchor sitting in an anchor desk in New York City halfway across the world talked about and I can name at least five things at the top -- that are inconsistent with Oscar's story.
But apparently detected both both -- under cross examination didn't think -- Well you see what's happened here apparently.
There's no jury -- in South Africa just a judge and apparently.
Less than 10% of murder trials will wind up with convictions.
According to what I've been reading the newspaper -- And that part of that is because there's such poor police work done.
In general partly they say -- have enough funds and -- to examine witnesses etc.
before the trial.
Here you have the chief detective on the case both.
And apparently he hasn't discussed this had a chance to discuss it with the prosecutor.
Well he's that's right and that just that testimony he gave -- and we have a lot we have to cover what you're gonna hold you over but before we go on a break when asked about that's.
How about for example -- inconsistencies.
Oscar claim that Riva was asleep in their bed at the time he you know he would he got confused and thought there was an intruder.
And why when she was found shot dead was -- wearing as we now find out her street clothes she had -- black shorts -- I'm not.
A white shorts and a black vest she wasn't wearing an ideas first reported so why was she fully clothed.
And if she's going to the bathroom and -- -- is surprised by the bullets.
Why why -- the -- -- what why you know there's so many questions about.
The door -- why why -- why -- a model a girlfriend it going to the bathroom Mel and I locked the door.
When she uses a restaurant doesn't just a couple questions quickly and get a quick thought -- Well you're actually right and I think part of it is we don't know how much of an answer the police have.
-- that they've already said that there was a bullet in the toilet bowl that they didn't collect they forgot to collect or something.
It sounds like there's some real problems with the scene investigation.
-- and -- there was also testimony today that.
Wait were there any defensive wounds found on the victim the detective said there were not what does that tell you.
I don't know I did -- to -- know how much to believe that the detective.
Tells about things that he didn't do.
It sounds that there wasn't.
A -- fight a physical fight.
But I'm not sure how reliable.
These detective is -- say he didn't do view it that.
The -- and if the first to that the first shot that went through the door hitter in the head.
There there wouldn't necessarily have been any defensive wounds also they their defense points out that they they claim that she was using that the bathroom.
When she got killed and he was just confused they -- and the fact that her -- was empty in the autopsy does that tell you anything.
It tells me that she urinated recently but.
It doesn't how much more than that we know she's a bathroom shoes locked in once he starts shooting at -- in the bathroom there's not going to be any defensive.
-- Injuries from personal contact via visited -- the bullets would not that you would know how to defenders -- get.
I know it's -- you might extend a hand up or something like that but we don't know initially did put a hand up and he just didn't hit the hand that she got hit that well okay and and they hit -- in the elbow.
You know one of the reports said the -- was struck.
So week getting second and third -- information.
I don't -- I -- John -- I want to show you this diagrams I think it's important this is Oscars account of how the thing went down he says he woke up he closes sliding glass door this man is so afraid of of criminals.
Breaking into his counselor to the sliding glass door open.
So he goes to shot at this is him alleged the over shutting that glass door then by his own account he claims he would oversee that little tiny thing next to the -- on the other side of the diagram.
That's the gun he admits he had to get the gun from the side of the bed she slept on.
He claims he didn't know she wasn't in there then hit a walk holiday across the apartment and shoot into that bathroom I mean doctor Baden.
Does this -- possible.
It doesn't sound right it sounds.
There's a lot of inconsistencies here and it sounds like the defense attorneys have the ability to take advantage of statements that they'll make don't.
Sound right and we're gonna see.
You know at 2 o'clock or 3 o'clock our time in New York.
They're going to be on that tomorrow's.
-- sure these points that you're raising their gonna bring up.
To the detectives.
-- far has not been an impressive showing by the prosecution.
And their noses but doctor Baden thank you.
Thank you Megan.