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Fresh court appearance for Oscar Pistorius

By Ellen Branagh

Oscar Pistorius will be served a final indictment when he appears in court next week after prosecutors concluded their investigation into the death of his girlfriend.

The Paralympian will return to court in Pretoria on Monday, the day Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30, where he is likely to be formally charged with her murder and a trial date could be set.

A spokeswoman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said: "We expect that the indictment will be finalised and ready to be served to Oscar Pistorius on Monday August 19."

The 26-year-old double amputee and six-time Paralympic sprint champion has been charged with the premeditated murder of Ms Steenkamp on February 14, but claims he shot her after mistaking her for an intruder.

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