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FILE In this file photo taken Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, when Pistorius was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Oscar Pistorius' lawyers are working with a team of American forensic specialists to help prepare the double-amputee Olympian's defense, and likely counter any evidence given by the nearly 50 police officers and criminal experts that prosecutors could call at his murder trial early next year.  The U.S. forensic team is now in South Africa, Pistorius' spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013,  although she could not give any details of their identities or areas of expertise, or if they would stay for the trial, which begins in March and has been scheduled to last just over two weeks. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
FILE In this file photo taken Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, when Pistorius was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Oscar Pistorius' lawyers are working with a team of American forensic specialists to help prepare the double-amputee Olympian's defense, and likely counter any evidence given by the nearly 50 police officers and criminal experts that prosecutors could call at his murder trial early next year. The U.S. forensic team is now in South Africa, Pistorius' spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, although she could not give any details of their identities or areas of expertise, or if they would stay for the trial, which begins in March and has been scheduled to last just over two weeks. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
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(AP) South African police say forensic experts working for Oscar Pistorius visited the house where he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and examined the toilet door through which the double-amputee Olympian fired the fatal shots.


In a statement Thursday responding to a list of questions from The Associated Press, the South African Police Service said American forensic specialists visited his villa in Pretoria on Monday. They say "the purpose of this visit was to enable them to have access to the toilet door and reconstruct the crime scene."


Police said it was the second time investigators for Pistorius had examined the scene in the presence of the police team.


Pistorius is preparing his defense before standing trial in March on a premeditated murder charge in Steenkamp's killing.


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