by Dario Milo and Stuart Scott
On Sunday night, Australia’s Channel 7 broadcast a video showing Oscar Pistorius apparently re-enacting various moments from the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp.
The footage was reportedly filmed in October 2013 by a US company, The Evidence Room, and reports say that it was commissioned by the defence team to assist with trial preparation in order to reconstruct Oscar’s version of events.
Since the broadcast, there has been a cloudburst of media attention dedicated to the issue and what it means for the trial. Indeed, various reports around the world have used buzz words like “mistrial” quite liberally.
But could the publication of the video down under amount to a mistrial?
We submit not.