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Pistorius will face shooting trial

Athlete Oscar Pistorius is to face a court trial now police have completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend.

A police spokesman said the investigation team is convinced Pistorius has a charge to answer.

Pistorius will appear in a Pretoria court on Monday and is expected to be served with the indictment and a trial date will be set.

Pistorius says he accidentally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 at their home. The state alleges the couple may have argued and he intentionally killed her.

The double-amputee Olympian may face a life sentence in prison, with a minimum of 25 years, if convicted of a charge of premeditated murder. He was freed on bail.


From Belfast Telegraph