Nightly News   |  February 17, 2013

New details emerging in Pistorius case

As Pistorius spends his fourth day in jail, more details are emerging of what allegedly happened inside his home early that morning, NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

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>>> good evening. there are several new petes of information out tonight providing new insight into the shocking murder case against olympic hero, oscar miss forrious, the double-archty who ran into history in the london summer games . police in south africa have charged the track star with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend inside his home. tonight, evidence said to have been recovered it scene, along with reports of phone calls made at the home after the shooting are shedding new lighten case against him, even as those closest to pistorius rally to his defense. nbc's michelle kosinski continues to follow developments in this case and joins us again tonight from pretoria. michelle?

>> reporter: good evening, lister. oscar pistorius has been in jail here now for four days. tonight, his agent just canceled all of his upcoming races. while the press here has been full of reports quoting police sources about what allegedly happened inside his home early that morning. for oscar pistorius another day in jail brought visits again from his sister, a local preacher --

>> he was starting to cry, the coroner telling him i come to pray with him.

>> reporter: also his agent.

>> the nature of my visit was a professional manner to discuss obviously his career, especially the plans we had made for this year. also to visit him as a friend and give him my moral support.

>> reporter: the press here has been overwith every detail they can find. newspapers quote police sources now, saying they believe reeva steencamp was first shot in pistorius 's bedroom, then through the bathroom door, that he then apparently broke through to try to help her, that a cricket bat is now considered a key piece of evidence there is an interview with someone identified as his best friend saying he got a frantic call from miss tourious at 3:55 this morning. i said what are you talking about? he then repeated himself there has been a terrible accident, i shot re. va. another publication refers to a sworn police affidavit reportedly given by a woman who says she was also called by pistorius at 3:20 a.m . the report claims she arrived to see pistorius carrying a gravely injured steenkamp down the stairs and both tried to save her life. the call for paramedic was not made by pistorius , but his family strongly denies the shooting was at all intentional. his father quoted as saying he has zero doubt his son acted on instinct, believing he thought steenkamp was an intruder. steenkamp's father says of pistorius he must be going through things we don't know b there is no hatred in our heart he is. now, with concerns over his emotional state , pistorius waits in a cell, accused of the most serious crime. remember, police have been dismiss sive of suggestions that steenkamp might have been mistaken from an intruder. shouting was heard from the home earlier that night. pistorius ' bond hear, tuesday, the same day as steenkamp's funeral. lester?