Nair: Pistorius not a flight risk

2013-02-22 16:35
Oscar Pistorius. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

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Pretoria - The State failed to prove that Oscar Pistorius was a flight risk, Magistrate Desmond Nair said in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

"I cannot find that it has been established that the accused is a flight risk," said Nair at Pistorius' bail ruling.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home on 14 February.

Nair said the investigating officer Warrant Officer Hilton Botha did not spend enough time showing that Pistorius had a propensity to commit violence.

He brought reports of alleged vulgar language and threats and a gun discharged under a table, but did not provide details

Nair granted Pistorius bail when the four-day bail hearing resumed on Friday afternoon.

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