September 2013

Pistorius murder trial set for March 2014

The South African Pretoria Magistrates Court indicted double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius on August 19 on a charge of premeditated murder, setting March 3, 2014 as the start date for his trial.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 in his Pretoria East home.

If convicted, Pistorius could face a life sentence and serve a minimum of 25 years.

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