Do Leaked Photos Prove Pistorius Crime Scene Was Tainted?

Critics say footprints seen in leaked photos prove police did not wear protective foot covers.
4:00 | 06/03/13

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Come on, america. We'll start with the latest on oscar pistorius. He'll be in court tomorrow for a pretrial hearing. There are new questions about with whether the police bungled the way they handled the evidence early in the case. Linsey davis is here. We're seeing the new pictures of the crime scene too. Reporter: They is graphic. Pictures believed to have been taken hours after the incident. We don't know who took them. They could offer critical insight. We're getting a look inside the home o oscar pistorius after he shot and killed his foif, reeva steenkamp, on valentine's day. The grisly aftermath is shown in these pictures. They may provide chews to what happened when the 29-year-old cover girl was shot to death. Pistorius said he mistook her for an intruder. The prosecution says it was premeditated murder. A large pool of blood near the bathroom toilet. Two police mark es that appear to show bullet holes. The low position of the bullet holes back up the claim that he wasn't wearing his prosthetic legs when she shot steenkamp. It's difficult to assess crime scenes from photographs when you have an incomplete set. Reporter: Police say they don't know where the photos came from. This one shows bloody shoe foot sprint prints, proving that the scene was not taken care of properly. I would be surprised if it was enough to cause a judge to throw out the case. Reporter: In the wake of the leaked photos, pistorius' family released this statement. The leaking of evidential material into the public domain, before the court case, does not advance this process. The athlete's unged says his nephew has grown a beard, surrounded himself with picture of his girlfriend and rarely goes outside. If the person you love the most died and you were the instrument, how would you feel? Reporter: Sources tell and it is suspected that the photos were taken by an officer on the scene. More than 40 officers' phones have been confiscated to determine the source. How much damage does this do to the prosecution's case? The leaking and what the photos show. Number one, the leaking of the photos, certainly not helpful. It will come up. It's certainly not devastating. The more difficult issue is number two, which is what the photos show. If it's true that that is a footprint of one of the police officers, it is incredibly reminiscent of the o.J. Simpson case. That is exactly the defense we saw in the o.J. Case, put the police on trial, they completely con tame nated the scene, as a result, you can't trust anything found at the scene. There's though question that this will happen here. No question. We have already seen it in terms of the bail hearing than the police are going to be put on trial. This is different. This is not a jury trial. When you're thinking about the strategies here, what might play with a jury, not a jury here. And so the strategies will be little bit timpbt. The efforts to sort of get a lay public who don't know the inner workings of the legal system to say, I just don't trust this, might not work with a magistrate or judge. The prosecution is asking for a delay until august. Does that hurt anyone? If he was in jail, they would

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