Inside Oscar’s house of horrors

The sequence of events
Wednesday Thursday
01:30 13:37
Reeva Steenkamp tweets: “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay.”

Friday
Minutes later
Shots are fired in Pistorius’ house and a neighbour calls the police

20:41

03:20
Neighbours of Oscar Pistorius in Silver Woods Estate call the police and complain about noise disturbance

03:30

03:30 – 04:00

08:35

12:19
Pistorius arrives at the Mamelodi Hospital, where blood tests are done

15:00
Pistorius arrives at the Boschkop Police Station, where he spends the night

08:45
Pistorius arrives at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court with his lawyers and family

10:45
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team arrive at court

11:29
Pistorius appears in the dock. He sobs several times when the court refers to murder

12:30
Magistrate Desmond Nair postpones the case until Tuesday and rules he will be kept at Brooklyn Police Station

16:00
The Pistorius family issues a statement denying that Oscar murdered Reeva

Reeva’s last tweet: “I’m there like a bear!!! Yayyyy!!!! X” after she was invited on Twitter by Candy McKenna of Mini Cooper in Sandton to come eat a cupcake on Valentine’s Day

Pistorius calls his father and asks him to come to his house

Pistorius Sr and his daughter arrive at the house; Oscar tells his sister he made a terrible mistake – he shot Reeva because he had mistaken her for an intruder

Paramedics try to resuscitate Reeva, but she dies in the foyer of Oscar’s house

A coroner’s van leaves the Silver Woods Estate

Oscar allegedly fires a 9mm pistol at Reeva Reeva flees into the adjoining toilet, closing and hiding behind the door

Oscar allegedly fires another few rounds at the bathroom door. Reeva is hit in the head, arm and hand

Oscar carries the heavily wounded Reeva downstairs into the foyer

Reeva is hit in the hip Reeva’s iPad is found on the floor

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A cricket bat with traces of blood on it was found in the bedroom

Crumpled sheets indicate that the bed had been slept in

Holster for 9mm pistol is on the bedside table

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Oscar Pistorius’ home in Silver Woods Country Estate

Reeva body is transported to the coroner.

The entrance to Pistorius’ house is cordoned off by the police

This possible scenario is based on in-depth interviews with three sources close to the investigation

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