Pre-meditated murder charge for Pistorius

2013-02-19 12:42
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Pretoria - The magistrate in the Oscar Pistorius bail hearing has ruled that Pistorius is facing a schedule six offence, which will make it unlikely that he will be granted bail.

Magistrate Desmond Nair told the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that he could not completely rule out pre-meditation, and for the purposes of the bail hearing, the court will class it as a schedule six offence.

This means Pistorius must prove exceptional circumstances exist for him to be granted bail.

He added that this could change by the end of the bail hearing should evidence warrant that.

The court was then adjourned.

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