Expert: Surprises possible at start of Pistorius trial

2014-03-01 22:03
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Cape Town - There could be a few surprises on the first day of Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial, criminal law expert William Booth has told News24.

Pistorius’s trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp will start on Monday at the North Gauteng High Court.

“We don’t know what [Pistorius’s] legal team will be doing exactly,” Booth told News24.

The State will put in the plea to Pistorius and the Paralympian would then have to plead to those charges.

The initial indictment lists 107 witnesses to testify for the State.

Among them are Pistorius's sister Aimee, his uncle Arnold, former police investigator Hilton Botha, and residents of the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria, where he lived.

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