Transcript for Pistorius Sells House Where Shooting Occurred
The latest on Oscar Pistorius on trial in south Africa for murdering his girlfriend, model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp and to raise money he's trying to sell the home where the killing took place last year, ABC's Matt Gutman tracking every step of this case. Reporter: It's a famous house for an infamous reason. The Pretoria, South Africa villa where Oscar Pistorius killed his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp in his bathroom. Photograph 14. Reporter: Now a year later, Pistorius is on trial for murder. And the house often pictured as evidence is now on the market. Pistorius is paying his lawyers up to $20,000 a day in a trial going twice as long as anticipated, his attorney says Pistorius is he will selling the home to raise the necessary funds to cover his increasing legal costs. Pistorius' house is here in what's called the security state in South Africa behind those imposing guard Gates this high wall and an electrified fire. The price $500,000 Lew will cost prospective buyers a $50,000 deposit just to get a look at the floor plan then comes a blind auction. The exterior neat and tidy but the glimpses of interior have been ghoulish. The motive all blood spatter and ballistics, often too much for Pistorius to bear seen plugging his ears and covering his eyes in court. Real estate agents say it might have the same effect on buyers. Hese kind of properties are in high demand but with the media attention and negative media attention I think it's going to be a daunting task for the agent to sell it at that price. Reporter: Of course, Pistorius' main concern now, that trial. I'll give it to you. Reporter: The defense could get the case as early as next week and ABC news has told one of the first witnesses could be Pistorius describing the horror of that night in that house. Of course, on Monday it'll be the prosecution's turn. They've asked for a few days off to re-examine their case. They'll bring the last four or five witnesses to the stand. It's their last chance to button up their case of why they think Oscar Pistorius murdered his girlfriend that night.
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