Pistorius murder trial - Former police commander testifies

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Col. G.S. van Rensburg, former police official who was at the scene of the crime, went on the stand to testify. His testimony gives the defense an advantage since Van Rensburg has been accused of mishandling evidence by taking the pieces of the broken door back to his office.

Van Rensburg resigned after accusations about mishandling evidence were made.

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at a court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at a court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at a court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Former Boschkop Police Station Commander, Colonel Schoombie van Rensburg gives evidence during the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
Former Boschkop Police Station Commander, Colonel van Rensburg gives evidence during the murder trial of Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Former Boschkop Police Station Commander, Colonel Schoombie van Rensburg gives evidence during the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
Oscar Pistorius leans back after applying eye drops in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius leans back after applying eye drops in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius leans back after applying eye drops in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, leans forward in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, leans forward in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, leans forward in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, walks out of the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, walks out of the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, walks out of the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
An image taken from the court pool TV via AP showing on screen a police photograph of Oscar Pistorius from the waist up and from the left side, showing blood on his shorts and parts of his body, with a tattoo visible on his back which was shown to the court in Pretoria, at his murder trial Friday, March 14, 2014. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. A second photo shows him standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend. The photographs were taken in the garage of Pistorius’ Pretoria home where the athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013, a former policeman testified. (AP Photo/Court Pool via AP)
An image taken from the court pool TV via AP showing on screen a police photograph of Oscar Pistorius from the waist up and from the left side, showing blood on his shorts and parts of his body, with a tattoo visible on his back which was shown to the court in Pretoria, at his murder trial Friday, March 14, 2014. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. A second photo shows him standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend. The photographs were taken in the garage of Pistorius’ Pretoria home where the athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013, a former policeman testified. (AP Photo/Court Pool via AP)
An image taken from the court pool TV via AP showing on screen a police photograph of Oscar Pistorius from the waist up and from the left side, showing blood on his shorts and parts of his body, with a tattoo visible on his back which was shown to the court in Pretoria, at his murder trial Friday, March 14, 2014. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. A second photo shows him standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend. The photographs were taken in the garage of Pistorius’ Pretoria home where the athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013, a former policeman testified. (AP Photo/Court Pool via AP)
Defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius, Barry Roux, makes a point in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius, Barry Roux, makes a point in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius, Barry Roux, makes a point in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Media look at photographs of the crime scene at the home of Oscar Pistorius in court during his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Media look at photographs of the crime scene at the home of Oscar Pistorius in court during his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Media look at photographs of the crime scene at the home of Oscar Pistorius in court during his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius drinks water in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014, prior to his tenth day in court. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius drinks water in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014, prior to his tenth day in court. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius drinks water in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014, prior to his tenth day in court. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 during his murder trial. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 during his murder trial. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 during his murder trial. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Aimee Pistorius, right, sister of Oscar Pistorius, is greeted by an unidentified relative as she arrives at a court for her brother's ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Aimee Pistorius, right, sister of Oscar Pistorius, is greeted by an unidentified relative as she arrives at a court for her brother's ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Aimee Pistorius, right, sister of Oscar Pistorius, is greeted by an unidentified relative as she arrives at a court for her brother's ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius is viewed on a laptop as he sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius is viewed on a laptop as he sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius is viewed on a laptop as he sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of his murder trial proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of his murder trial proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014 on the tenth day of his murder trial proceedings. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
Oscar Pistorius, middle, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, middle, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, middle, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius writes notes as he sits in the dock during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius writes notes as he sits in the dock during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius writes notes as he sits in the dock during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)

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