Following yesterday's hearing, further legal arguments were heard over two sessions today (February 20).
Presentations to magistrate Desmond Nair were made from prosecuting lawyer Gerrie Nel, who interviewed investigating officer Hilton Botha.
Botha was then strongly cross-examined by defence lawyer Barry Roux, who early in his arguments denied Botha's claim that steroids or testosterone were found in Pistorius's home.
Roux said that the substance, which Botha could not name, was "not a steroid and it's not a banned substance", but instead a herbal remedy named testoconpasupium.
Following a lunch recess, Roux ascertained that Botha initially thought bail should not be opposed, but changed his mind later.
Roux noted that a spent bullet was found by his own forensic team on the afternoon after the shooting. Botha admitted that his own team did not find it during its sweep of the house.
After the defence lawyer further questioned Botha, the investigating officer admitted that there was no strong substance to his earlier claim that the shots were fired 1.5 metres from the toilet door at a downwards angle.
Roux added that the "argument" heard from the 600 metre distance by the witness was screaming only from Pistorius.
Botha contested the distance involved, and added that there were two witness statements alleging an argument at the Pretoria residence.
He also denied claims that Pistorius owns a home in Italy and said that he cannot withdraw money from the offshore account mentioned. Botha said it could be possible.
Roux claimed that Botha may have contaminated the scene by walking around without protective shoes on. Botha admitted walking around without the appropriate footwear.
The defence lawyer also claimed that the .38 Special ammunition found in Pistorius's home was legally owned by the athlete's father.
Prosecuting lawyer Gerrie Nel then took over the cross-examination of Botha.
Nel asked Botha what Steenkamp would have done had Pistorius yelled out. Botha said that she would have answered.
Under questioning from Nel, Botha said that he changed his mind about the opposition of bail after speaking to the other officers involved.
He added that Pistorius had been arrested after a previous incident at his house, though Roux interrupted to confirm that the athlete had brought a civil case for malicious prosecution as a result.
Botha was the investigating officer in this incident, and he confirmed that he had not pushed to prosecute for an assault charge because he believed Pistorius after interviewing him.
When prompted by Nel, Botha maintained that the distance from the female witness to Pistorius's home was nearer 300m than the 600m claimed by the defence.
Botha maintained that Pistorius was a flight risk to a country without an extradition treaty with South Africa, despite his prosthetic limbs and celebrity status - noting the threat of a prison sentence and the athlete's funds.
Prosecuting lawyer Nel rested his case, and after initially opposing an extension of Pistorius's stay at Brooklyn police station, accepted it.
The third day of the bail hearing starts tomorrow (February 21) at 11am local time (9am in the UK).
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