Pistorius web history turns up mostly blank

No web history was found on Oscar Pistorius’s iPad when a police cellphone expert examined it, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday.

“My Lady, there was no history found on the device. It must have been deleted,” said Colonel Mike Sale, the latest witness in the trial of the paralympian accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The last access was at 9.19pm on February 14 2013, he testified.

Sale said he received an iPad and iPhone from the former investigator on the case, Warrant Officer Hilton Botha, when he was brought in to the case.

The last items Pistorius browsed were pictures of sports cars.

Sale said he downloaded the iPad, focusing on the web history, the bookmarks and the general information, then printed it out.

“My Lady, the web history is the history of where you played on the internet,” he explained for the court.

Porn and cars

Television screens in court showed the history included “free mobile porn” and used car websites.

During a short adjournment, media seated in the main court took pictures of the screen.

According to the time next to the history, Pistorius searched the porn website at 6.30pm on February 13, 2013.

After that, the iPad was used to browse auto trader, used car websites and to search for cars, including the Ford Ranger and Aston Martin Rapide R.

Cellphone expert Colonel Mike Sale testified that according to data on the iPad 3 and an iPad 2 found on the scene the histories had the same type of content.

He said the web history before February 13, 2013 was deleted.

During the break, Pistorius stood huddled with his legal team as the media spoke about the contents of the web history.

Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Law graduate Steenkamp was shot dead in his Pretoria home on February 14, 2013.

At his bail hearing last year Pistorius submitted that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

He allegedly fired a shot from a Glock pistol under a table at a Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013.

On September 30, 2012 he allegedly shot through the open sunroof of a car with his 9mm pistol while driving with friends in Modderfontein.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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