Pistorius trial continues

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African police photographs of the blood-spattered scene where Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend show that evidence was moved around in violation of procedure during the investigation of the killing, the athlete's chief defense lawyer said Tuesday.
— Associated Press

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves at the end of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves at the end of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT ATHLETICS)

Oscar Pistorius listens to cross questioning during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 17, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, checks his mobile phone as he sits in the dock waiting for the proceedings of his murder trial to begin in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, holds his head in his hands in the dock during cross examination of a witnesses in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Brendan Croft, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, accompanied by relatives, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June looks on while a South African policeman takes notes in court as Pistorius attends the hearing of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June (C, in white) looks on while a South African policeman takes notes in court as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (not pictured) attends the hearing of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Marco Longari/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 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)

Oscar Pistorius, listens as he sits in the dock waiting for proceedings to begin in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

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 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS HEADSHOT)

Oscar Pistorius, left, walks past June Steenkamp, back left, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, and Jenny Strydom, as he arrives in court Monday, March 17, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva on Valentines Day 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Born, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius listens to cross questioning in court of his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 17, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

Steeenkamp's mother June looks on as Pistorius stands in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Reeva Steeenkamp's mother June (back L) looks on as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)

Oscar Pistorius, arrives in court of his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, sits in the dock as he waits for proceedings to begin in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, sits in court during the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria

June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, sits in court during the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Werner Beukes/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 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Werner Beukes/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT ATHLETICS)

Oscar Pistorius, talks with his defense attorney, Barry Roux, right, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius, is greeted by his aunt Lois Pistorius, at court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT ATHLETICS)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar 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 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Werner Beukes/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during court proceedings at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Werner Beukes/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)

Oscar Pistorius, right accompanied by relative, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)