A look at courtroom evidence presented at the trial of Oscar Pistorius -- the South African Olympic sprinter convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
In the early morning hours of Valentine's Day 2013, Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner" said he lay in bed next to his girlfriend of three months, Reeva Steencamp. He got up to move two fans off of this balcony which is off of the bedroom.
Pistorius' home was in the private community of Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria, South Africa.
Oscar told the court he often feared for his safety due to past experiences with crime. He lived with an alarm system and behind high walls at the back of his home.
Oscar Pistorius says that after moving the fans, he heard the sound of a bathroom window closing - the larger window in the red box. Some workers had left a ladder at the base of the house and Pistorius feared a burglar might have used the ladder to enter through the window.
Pistorius said he grabbed his 9 mm handgun from under his bed to protect girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and himself from the intruder. He was not wearing his prosthetic legs as he made his way over to the bathroom to investigate the source of the noise, shouting to Reeva to get down and call police. Pistorius testified that he believed Reeva was still in bed.
Oscar Pistorius said he then heard a noise inside the toilet room and fired four bullets through the door, as seen here. At court, the bullet trajectory was demonstrated using a laser pointer, also visible by the red dot in this photo. This door might be the single most important piece of evidence at trial.
The Cricket Bat
Oscar Pistorius testified that soon after firing the gun, he realized that Reeva was not in bed. He put on his prosthetic legs, and after failing to open the locked door by kicking it, he retrieved this cricket bat, which is inscribed with his name.
The Cricket Bat
Oscar Pistorius then hits the door with the cricket bat, as demonstrated in court by an official.
Behind the Door
The scene behind the door was grisly: one of the three bullets that struck Reeva Steenkamp had hit her in the head. Prosecutors allege that the couple had an argument that night, and that Pistorius shot her deliberately out of anger. He has maintained his innocence, insisting that he believed it wasn't Reeva behind the door.
"I sat over Reeva and I cried"
"I don't know how long I was there for," Pistorius choked out during his tearful testimony. "She wasn't breathing."
The blue arrows pictured were used to point out evidence in court, shown on a monitor.
Calling For Help?
Neighbors testified to hearing terrified screams that night, and tweets were read in court showing that Steenkamp sometimes feared Pistorius' temper. It is unclear who had been screaming, Oscar, Reeva or both.
Reeva's phone was found on the bathroom floor, although no calls from her number were registered at the time of the shooting. Had Reeva run into the bathroom to phone for help?
Oscar Pistorius carried Reeva Steenkamp down these stairs. First responders described Pistorius as beside himself with grief, screaming and sobbing.
Inside the Courtroom
The bullet ridden door stood in the courtroom - like a horrible monument - during the explosive testimony that convicted Oscar Pistorius.
The Olympic sprinter sobbed and vomited during testimony, especially during the more graphic descriptions of Reeva Steenkamp's injuries.
On the other side of the door, there was a model of the bathroom where Reeva Steencamp was hit with three of the four bullets.
Ballistics experts testified that while being shot, Steenkamp fell onto the magazine rack, pictured to the left of the toilet, while putting her arms up in a defensive pose.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is seen in the background.
Judge and Jury
Judge Thokazile Masipa is both the judge and jury - and this ruling may be the biggest of her life.
Masipa is pictured stepping down to examine the door.
Oscar Pistorius is undergoing a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. The results of the testing could be key to the outcome of this case.