Oscar Pistorius arrives in South African court | Inquirer Sports

Oscar Pistorius arrives in South African court

/ 05:20 PM August 19, 2013

Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in this Friday, Feb 15, 2013, file photo at his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is reported Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, that the trial of Pistorius will be in early 2014 but the exact date will likely be set in court on upcoming Monday, according to prosecutors. AP

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge.

Pistorius stood Monday in the dock of the Pretoria courtroom and wiped away tears. He also held hands with his brother Carl and sister Aimee. Prosecutors say Pistorius will be formally charged for the Valentine’s Day slaying of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They say Pistorius killed Steenkamp after an argument. He says he mistakenly shot her, believing she was an intruder in his home. The athlete is expected to go on trial in early 2014. He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: court, Murder, Olympics, Oscar Pistorius, South Africa, Trial

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.