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Evidence links Pistorius to pornographic websites

Cape Town, South Africa - In a dramatic development one week before the start of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in South Africa, leaked evidence reveals that the famous Paralympian viewed pornography websites on his mobile phone on the night of the tragedy.

The 'Blade Runner' will appear in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria next Monday for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The Sunday Times has quoted an unidentified source 'close to the investigation' as saying that authorities have secured damning evidence from his mobile phone which was recovered at the scene of the murder.

The startling revelation contradicts Pistorius’ description of his “loving” relationship with the beautiful model.

The National Prosecuting Authority said 'the accused's website activities from the time that he got home is in direct contrast to that of a loving couple spending time together'.

On Tuesday, Judge President Dunstan Mlambo will rule on an application by media houses to have the trial broadcast live on radio and television.

South Africa's Justice Department this weekend said it is expecting more than 300 journalists to cover the case – double the number that attended the bail hearings last year.

PANA reports that major news organisations like Bloomberg, the Associated Press and CNN have each assigned up to 12 journalists to cover the trial, which is being likened to the 1995 murder trial of former US professional football star O.J. Simpson over the death of his wife.

Pana 24/02/2014