South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on June 4, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria for the first time since being freed on bail in February over the Valentine's Day killing of his model girlfriend. The 26-year-old is appearing for a brief pre-trial hearing, with both defense and prosecutors seeking a postponement as police try to wrap up their investigation of the case that grabbed world headlines. The Pretoria magistrate's postponed Pistorius' pre-trial hearing to Aug
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
A Pretoria court on Monday set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who says he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument. The prosecution submitted a list of more than 100 witnesses.
Pistorius was in court for the indictment and was seen crying and holding hands with his siblings before proceedings started.
He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.