Oscar Pistorius arrives in court

2013-08-19 09:26
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Oscar Pistorius court appearance

Oscar Pistorius appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court where his trial for the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp was set for March 3, 2014. See pictures from court.

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court amid tight security on Monday morning.

Twelve police officers and six security guards were stationed inside the court room, where media and Pistorius family members had gathered.

It would have been his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's 30th birthday on Monday.

Pistorius was initially charged with murder after the model and law graduate was shot dead in his Pretoria home on 14 February.

The Myers family were also seen in court. This was the family Steenkamp lived with when she was living in Johannesburg.

Their daughter Gina Myers was Steenkamp's best friend.

On Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority said the State was expected to serve the double amputee with an indictment.

During a bail hearing, Pistorius's defence read out a statement in which Pistorius said he thought Steenkamp was an intruder. He has been out on R1m bail since 22 February, with some of the conditions amended since then.


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