An Oscar for the Great Pretender [WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES]

crime scene tape

blurred image

Oscar’s voice will once again trump[et] the airwaves, while many media outlets have elected not to show images of Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries, even at the behest of her traumatized father, 73 year old Barry Steenkamp.


More than three years after the crime that robbed her so cruelly of her life, we’re wondering what Reeva would have thought, what sort of sentence she’d impose.  We’re wondering because Oscar – her murderer – is making a suggestion for what she thinks his punishment ought to be for murdering her “by mistake”.

Unaware to almost everyone is that Reeva was attacked previously and she made her feelings clear then.  In this post we’ll once again provide a voice to those sentiments, and a voice for Reeva where Oscar claims to speak for her.  Though Reeva herself cannot speak,  her images still can and do – her image [her bloodied body] – speaks eloquently of an insight none have yet drawn, not the media, not even the prosecution [in so many words].

I contacted the prosecution today via phone and email, and have procured additional unseen images of Reeva Steenkamp directly from the judge’s clerk.  It goes without saying that these are the most disturbing and gruesome images yet.  The reason we are publishing them [a world first, as far as we are aware] is to shock people out of their Oscar-obsessed hypnosis.

Remember Reeva

“It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he’s got and everything he’s ever gonna have.” – Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven

On 14 February 2013, Oscar murdered Reeva Steenkamp, taking away all she was and all she was ever going to have.  He has since invented a bogus narrative to minimize and sanitize his crime, as well as to cover-up and embellish his part in it. All of this is aimed at mitigating his sentence not by taking responsibility for his actions, or even acknowledging them, but for mendacity in the face of a world watching.  We saw that same mendacity when Oscar demanded to be treated as an able-bodied athlete with no clear advantages.

In our view Oscar not only committed premeditated murder, but continued with a post-meditated clean-up of not just the crime scene but Reeva herself.  In court, that bogus narrative has continued unabated, with a performance calculated towards one end: our sympathy.

In the section below we will provide a blow by blow of Oscar’s bogus version as provided to ITV, the court or in his re-enactment video, and in each instance we will counter the defects and manipulations.  We leave it to you to decide which makes the most sense.

This page will be updated through the course of the night and the following week as we add additional examples and references.  First-time visitors are encouraged to read our reconstruction compiled in the final chapters of our fourth book Revelations.

Oscar’s B$ Version [ITV$] versus #Shakedown [#S]

On ITV this evening Oscar said of the moment he found Reeva’s body slumped in the bathroom:

hqdefault (1).jpg

ITV$:  “I opened the toilet door and immediately when I saw Reeva she was over the toilet. And I [breaks down], at that point I knew that I’d killed her. I knew that she was dead. And I went down on my knees and pulled her onto me.”


#S: The toilet door had already been battered, and I could see through it.  I could also see through the bullet holes and a long vertical crack made early on by bashing the door. 

bullet holes

I saw and heard Reeva before I shot her, thanks to the sounds of her voice and the phone, and the illumination of her phone under the door and through the keyhole.  When I saw Reeva, after breaking down the door, she was obviously dead; she had an enormous dark red hole coming out of the back of her head. 

She was lying on the floor to the right of the toilet [opposite bullet hole D], she also had a huge red hole coming out of the back end of her right arm, so too her hip. 

bullet holes 2

I reached in and unlocked the door, then moved Reeva to the toilet, leaving prosthetic footprints on the toilet floor.

bathroom floor

I then placed her on her right side with her head overhanging the toilet, to drain her body of blood.  I then flushed the toilet the first time and began wiping the rest of the toilet.


ITV$: “And I put her on the bathroom floor; and I pull the curtain.. the towel down for her head.”

towels on floor.jpg

#S:  I used a grey towel to mop up the toilet and bathroom floor.  I erased my own footprints, I’d obviously erased the bullet holes by bashing down that section of the door, and some splinters and a bullet casing lay submerged inside the bloodied toilet bowel.

ITV$: “And I just see blood and it’s just blood everywhere. [sobbing] It’s just blood everywhere… So much blood! [sobbing] and I don’t know what to do.”



#S: I knew exactly what to do.  I had to contaminate my own crime scene, and that meant getting Reeva outside of it, and getting rid of as much blood as I could.  And that included blood on Reeva herself.  I wiped Reeva’s bloodied face clean, carried her to the bottom of the stairs and placed her with the better side of her face facing the front door.  I then went back upstairs to clean my footprints [unlike O.J. who left a trail – see below for a reference of an unstaged scene], and mop up the toilet itself – although by then some of Reeva’s blood had dried. 

Fullscreen capture 20160622 085845 PM

ITV$: “I’m trying to pick her up but there’s so much blood I can’t stand up. And I thought Reeva had started breathing, so I had my fingers in her mouth and I was trying to give her mouth to mouth, but there was so much blood.”

toilet 3

#S: Instead of picking her up, I drag her out.  Remember, this is someone bleeding to death.  Instead of stabilizing her, I’m reaching for towels to put under [ie wipe her] head.  I’m moving her – a disabled person on a slick surface – from upstairs, to downstairs.  I’m carrying a mortally wounded person, even though I’m disabled, covered in blood, and moving down stairs.  I don’t put my fingers down her throat to resuscitate her, I put them there to pretend to resuscitate her.

aimee 2.png

Note: Professor Saayman, the pathologist, indicated that Reeva’s airways had no blood in them, indicative that she did not take more than a few shallow breaths before dying.  Given the time it took Oscar to break down the door, it’s impossible that he reached her body while she was still alive, or breathing.

Furthermore, between bullet holes A and D [Oscar firing from left to right, and at a slight downward angle], Reeva had time to go into a defensive posture hence the bullet injury on the webbing of her fingers.

trajectory 6

What’s wrong with this picture?

IMG_9885 (2)

  1. The right side of Reeva’s face, facing the bloodied toilet, has no blood on it.  It has been wiped completely clean.  But the right side of Reeva’s face, according to Oscar, was lying on the toilet.  Below is how Oscar says he found here, along with images of the blood on the toilet.

So why is the right side of her face completely clean?  Because Oscar has wiped it clean.


2. Note the latent blood flow out of the left nostril [from the viewer’s perspective] flowing left to right, instead of right to left as it should have been with the flow of gravity, as per Oscar’s version.

3. Note the diluted blood stains around her hair line.

4. Note the dry crust of blood on the bridge of her nose suggesting that the rest of it was wiped away [the same was done on the rim of the toilet seat.]

5. Note the discolored eyelid area.  That’s not make-up or external bruising, but bruising caused by severe internal brain hemorrhage.

6. Note Reeva’s hair color is no longer blonde.  It has been discolored by a large volume of blood.  Her hair’s been discolored but not her face?

7. Notice Reeva’s hair lying on a dark material surface.  Towels and black plastic bags were also lying in the immediate area of her body.

8. The pathologist Saayman stated that no blood was found in Reeva’s airways.  Thus, she would not have needed resuscitation.

9.  The images show conclusively that Reeva died within seconds after sustaining the final shot.  Probably less than 5 seconds.

10. The blood from Reeva’s nostrils oozed out after her face was wiped clean.  You can see the oozing is recent by it’s redness.

For reference, these are the images of Nicole Brown Simpson, lying dead in the spot where she was killed.  This is what Oscar didn’t want you to see…

What Oscar wants…

ITV$:  “What is difficult is dealing with this charge of murder. The day before we started the trial on the 2nd March 2014 I sat with my lawyers and I said to them, whatever happens I will spend – the maximum for culpable homicide is 10 years – I said to them, ‘I will spend 10 years in jail for taking Reeva’s life, for culpable homicide, but I won’t spend a day in jail for murdering anyone. I don’t want to go back to jail; I don’t want to have to waste my life sitting there. If I was afforded the opportunity of redemption I would like to help the less fortunate like I had in my past.  I would like to believe that if Reeva could look down upon me that she would want me to live that life.”

What would Reeva say to this?  Well actually we have an answer, or what’s analogous to an answer, because 8 years ago she survived a similar attack, this time trapped with her mother behind a locked door in their home in Port Elizabeth.

October 8, 2008 Reeva Steenkamp Facebook status:

thinks that everyone in PE should be aware of the thieves running rampage on our homes. Crack the shit out of them if you catch them, they’re cowards.

From the  The disgraced athlete said that he was willing to spend 10 years behind bars for the death of his girlfriend – but insists he shouldn’t spend “a day in jail for murder” and wants redemption.

From Instagram:  “Oscar believes Reeva would want that (that he doesn’t sit in jail).” – 24 June 2016 #oscarpistorius


Claire Cohen has come the closest to calling Oscar out on his bogus narrative, calling him delusional, and his efforts to speak on behalf of the person he murdered [and how he should be sentenced] as atrociously distasteful.

This is atrociously distasteful…


From Claire Cohen…

1-Fullscreen capture 20160624 051338 PM-001

1-Fullscreen capture 20160624 054154 PM.jpg

Actually there’s another explanation for Oscar’s speaking so graphically.  He’s actually extremely self-aware as most narcissists are.  His self-awareness is aimed at manipulating his audience into sympathy.  But the graphic nature does imply a seeming lack of remorse.

The rest of Claire Cohen’s article is insightful and worth noting.

1-Fullscreen capture 20160624 051405 PM1-Fullscreen capture 20160624 051416 PM

1-Fullscreen capture 20160624 054231 PM

Uncontaminated Crime Scene

Here’s what an uncontaminated crime scene should look like.  This is Bundy Drive, where Nicole Simpson, O.J.’s ex wife, and her friend Ron Goldman, were murdered.
50beef8fd53f9eb85c6c0e48630a0434hqdefault (2)hqdefault (3)
Here’s Oscar’s sanitized crime scene.

In the above illustration we’ve demonstrated a pattern of covering up, sanitizing and embellishing a crime scene.  Are we imaginative, or is this an accurate analysis of Oscar’s psychology?

When you understand the underlying patterns in true crime, they line up perfectly in the crime itself, behavior before a crime, during a crime, and after a crime, all align perfectly.
So can we apply covering up, embellishing and sanitizing to Oscar’s sporting career?  To the boating incident, blamed on a submerged log rather than hitting the pier?  To the incident at Tasha’s where Oscar had a friend take the rap and asked Reeva to keep the mishap a secret?  To the crime itself where it is embellished by Reeva dying in Oscar’s hands, his trying to save her, it is sanitized where Reeva is removed from the scene of her own death, the scene itself is flushed and contaminated to confuse the viewer, and Reeva and Oscar himself are washed.
And in court, has Oscar embellished, sanitized, and covered up his version?  Wasn’t his cellphone secreted from the crime scene for thirteen days, and once collected, it had been remotely accessed by his brother’s computer [Titanium Hulk] and its contents wiped [covered up]?  Wasn’t the crime itself a sanitized, embellished, covered up version of a dark room with an invisible Reeva, a terrified Oscar and Oscar not shooting Reeva but an intruder?
And in court, in his final performance, wasn’t the trembling Oscar hardly able to balance a sanitized version missing one vital element?
He was carrying a gun when he was “vulnerable” and on his stumps.
And poor, anxious Oscar approached the danger, trapped the intruder, shot her four times, bashed down the door [that’s how weak and terrified he was] and then carried her down the stairs.

He couldn’t run away from the threat?  Wasn’t he a champion runner?  In his re-enactment video he demonstrates running on his stumps, and in his own version he said he ran from the door to put on his prosthetic limbs.

An extended version of this blog post will be published as a chapter in WHITE HORSE, detailing the final scenes of the Oscar show and how easily the courts and its followers have been misled.  WHITE HORSE will be available July 10th 2016.

Follow Juror13 on Twitter at:  @lisawj13

and Nick van der Leek at @HiRezLife



13 thoughts on “An Oscar for the Great Pretender [WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES]

  1. Did the police ever examine his stumps for blood evidence that night?? Or were they too polite to ask the sports hero to remove his prostheses?


    • Take a look at Day 11, the testimony from Van Staden, the photographer:
      He only took pics of Oscar’s legs with his prostheses on. There was never any testimony about Oscar removing them at the scene for inspection. As Nick mentioned, the police handled him with kid gloves that day. His family and lawyer had access to him in the garage, and we know they also took items from the scene. He was arrested later that morning, several hours after police arrived on the scene. So were the police too polite to ask him to remove prostheses? I would say, yes.


  2. The police thought it was an open and shut case, and in a way it was, but it must still be recorded, investigated, documented. They were definitely slack in their forensics. Allowing Oscar to go and wash up, or wash anything was a mistake,and family members and neighbours [and Oscar] to run back and forth and up and down through the crime scene shows how casual the cordon was – to the extent that one of his watches went missing too. Of course allowing him access to his personal phone for almost two weeks was a massive dereliction of duty, and basically cost the state their murder case. Lisa?


  3. Any word on Reeva’s purse, the one that Oscar’s sister stole from the crime scene, allegedly for safekeeping… I’m betting that carried out even more evidence.


    • Hey Val, we asked the Steenkamps about this and they said Captain Van Aardt/the police are still in possession of Reeva’s handbag. After the case is fully closed, they will get Reeva’s possessions. What’s not entirely clear though is how the bag got from Aimee to the police. Carice Stander, who was with Aimee on the morning of Feb 14 as investigators were on the scene, testified that Aimee took the bag for “safe keeping” for Reeva’s mom. However, the Steenkamps were never contacted by Aimee or anybody else in the Pistorius camp trying to hand over Reeva’s purse. So… why did Aimee take it? Why not just let the police collect it from the scene?


  4. Pingback: MANtalk In the Wake of #TheInterview, True Crime Authors Discuss World Exclusive Photos of Reeva Steenkamp, Set up a Counter Narrative | South African Man

  5. Punishment should fit the crime. He was trigger happy before he killed her. Pitty she didnt leave him then.
    Even if she was cheating on him as rumours say. You don’t kill your partner. You move on.


  6. I find it hard to believe that her swollen blue eye was caused by internal hemorrhage, especially as no other area around the eye has been affected.
    After seeing these photos I’m back to believing he hit her, which is why she retreated into the toilet behind a locked door!


    • Abraham Lincoln’s right eye was described in just this way after being shot behind the left ear by Booth. The trajectory of the bullet moved upward in his brain. Even though Booth was standing to Lincoln’s left when he shot, Lincoln was leaning slightly over toward the railing in the box looking down and to his left over the the railing of the box when he was hit.


  7. One must draw a distinction between what one believes and perhaps wants to believe and what the evidence actually shows.

    From Saayman’s report: Her upper eyelids were blue-reddish and there was soft tissue swelling but no injury to the eyes. This was not caused by direct trauma but a fracture to the skull.

    I think what you need to try to imagine is a projectile entering the skull and causing massive trauma. The blood fluid is suddenly under immense pressure, and it has to go somewhere. So when the projectile enters the brain at speed, where does the blood go? The answer is to the eyes, ears and nose, and out the exit wound at the back, following paths of least resistance.

    One more thing, I’m not sure the argument that if no area around the eye is affected it means a confirmation of an external blow. I think one would have to be quite careful to land a blow that bruised only eyelids, rather than the harder eye sockets, nose and cheekbones, all of which are more prominent on the face. Place your hand against your face, touching the eyelid, and feel to what extent the cheek, bridge of nose, eye socket and forehead protrude beyond the eyelids.


    • Hi Nick & indigo,
      I understand what the doctor is saying. When people have a massive hemorrhagic stroke, the brain cavities fill with blood until death occurs. However, the face does not get bruised. In this case, the skull is fractured, so there would be bleeding between the skull, & the skin, muscles etc . I don’t understand why the bleeding is only in the eyeLID, and nowhere else around the eye, forehead etc since would they be similarly affected by the extra-skull (Outside the skull) bleeding?


  8. What a lot of crap and conjecture on part of the author. Do you think the crime scene investigators are idiots? If the toilet blood was mopped up there would be evidence thereof. You cannot compare 2 crime scenes as each would be different depending on cause of death.
    Nicole Simpson was stabbed several times hence all the bleeding. Also she had a long gash across her throat, which had severed both her left and right carotid arteries and breached her right and left jugular veins. This would cause a massive amount of bleeding. Being shot will not cause the same amount of bleeding.
    Stop flogging a dead horse.


Comments are closed.