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  • Crime and punishment    February 27 
Prosecutors in Oscar Pistorius' trial want Apple to unlock his phone

Apple might help South African prosecutors who want access to Oscar Pistorius' phone. The double-amputee athlete claims that he forgot the password to his locked iPhone. Officials, meanwhile, believe that it might contain evidence that prosecutors would need to convict the former Olympian of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

Investigators have been requesting help from Apple for more than a year, according to a spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority. Court officials are slated to meet with representatives from Apple on Thursday to see if anything on the phone could help them. Even if evidence is favorable toward Pistorius, the prosecutors claim they will make it available to the defense.

Pistorious is accused of killing Steenkamp after an argument escalated out of control. He claims he erroneously shot her after mistaking her for an intruder. The trial starts Monday.

- - Jordan Valinsky
 
 
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