Oscar Pistorius made a secret nine minute phone call to an ex-girlfriend shortly before he killed Reeva Steenkamp, it emerged today.
The Olympian called Jenna Edkins, who was stored in his mobile under the name “Babyshoes”.
The new evidence was uncovered by South African journalists and will shortly be revealed in a new book.
Mobile phone data showed Pistorius was on the phone when he arrived home that evening.
Further investigations have revealed that the number was used by Edkins but had been registered in her father’s name.
The prosecution has declined to comment on how this potential piece of evidence was missed.
The defence has also not responded to questions.