Monday, 19 August 2013

Oscar Pistorius Charged Formally With Premeditated Murder

The paralympic star will go on trial on March 3 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

At a hearing earlier today (Monday) in Pretoria, prosecutors have accused Oscar Pistorius of shooting Ms Steenkamp to death on Valentine's night, but he claims he opened fire on the 29-year-old after mistaking her for an intruder.Wiping tears from his eyes, a visibly emotional Pistorius stood silently in the dock as he was formally indicted for premeditated murder at Pretoria Magistrates' Court.

The judge set his trial to run from March 3 to March 20 next year at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Premeditated murder comes with a mandatory sentence of life behind bars.
Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp would have turned 30 today August 19th.
R.I.P Reeva...

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