Oscar Pistorius set to appear in court

2013-02-15 07:11
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Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday on a charge of murder.

His model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead at his home in Silver Woods Country Estate, in Pretoria, on Thursday

Pistorius's lawyer Kenny Oldwage said he would apply for bail for Friday.

The athlete would spend Thursday night in a holding cell at the Boschkop police station.

Police said Pistorius's application for bail would be opposed.

Initial reports about the shooting suggested it was a case of mistaken identity, and that the gunman had thought Steenkamp was a burglar. However, the police said this information had not come from them.

Pistorius was escorted from his home by police on Thursday morning and was taken to the Boschkop police station. He was then taken to the Mamelodi Day Clinic, which police said was routine in such cases.

He was later taken back to the police station, where he was escorted to a holding cell.

- SAPA
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