London, Oct 2 (ANI): Murder-charged Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has reportedly hired US forensic experts in a bid to prove that the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was a 'tragic accident'.
The investigators has searched through the Pretoria mansion where Steenkamp died on Valentine's Day this year after being reportedly shot by the Blade Runner, who claimed he thought that she was a burglar.
According to the Mirror, Pistorius is hoping that the team can unearth evidence supporting his defence when he goes on trial in March, although he will have to add their charges to a 200,00 pound-legal bill that has forced him to sell houses and shares in a racehorse.
Confirming the fact, Pistorius' spokesperson said that it is a very standard practice to work with specialists in various fields in preparation for any trial.
Following Steenkamp's shooting, a host of worldwide names including Nike and Oakley dropped Pistorius, a former poster boy for disabled athletics, from their advertising campaigns, the report added. (ANI)