Editor’s note: The crime scene photos in this story are extremely graphic and will be disturbing to some readers. Be advised.
South African Olympian Oscar “blade runner” Pistorius will be in court next week battling charges that he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14.
On Friday, several graphic photos of the alleged crime scene were leaked exclusively to Sky News and the images have been circulating around the web.
The photos are believed to have been taken with a cellphone by a crime scene officer. One photo shows a Valentine’s Day gift addressed to “Ozzy” from Steenkamp while others show a bloody and disturbing scene. (WARNING: Images are extremely graphic):
Pistorius denies murdering Steenkamp, claiming he mistook her for a nighttime intruder. The state says he killed the 29-year-old model and law graduate intentionally following a fight and charged the multiple Paralympic champion with premeditated murder.