‘‘The known forensics is consistent’’ with Pistorius’s statement, Roux said, asking that bail restrictions be eased for his client.
Earlier Thursday, Nair questioned Botha over delays in processing records from phones found in Pistorius’s house following the slaying.
‘‘It seems to me like there was a lack of urgency,’’ the magistrate said.
Botha is to appear in court in May to face seven counts of attempted murder in connection with the minibus shooting incident. He has been quoted in the South African media as denying allegations he was drunk at the time, saying he and the other officers were trying to stop the vehicle and didn’t know there were people inside.