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19 February 2013
Oscar Pistorius due back in court

 

Oscar Pistorius is due back in court in Pretoria on Tuesday for a bail hearing that may reveal further details of the murder case against him.

Prosecutors plan to pursue a charge of premeditated murder against the South African Olympic and Paralympic star, a charge he is expected to deny.

His girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was shot dead at his home on Thursday. Police later recovered a hand gun.

She is due to be cremated at a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth later.

Mr Pistorius's appearance in court will be the first since he broke down and wept at an initial hearing on Friday.

Prosecutors are expected to outline their evidence against Mr Pistorius to support their argument that he should be denied bail before his trial begins.

Mr Pistorius is also likely to enter a plea for the first time.

The athlete, who has both legs amputated below the knee, was held at a local police station over the weekend, and has not spoken publicly about Ms Steenkamp's death.
But a statement released by Mr Pistorius's family suggests he will deny the charges being prepared against him.

"The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," it said.

Meanwhile the family of Ms Steenkamp has spoken of its grief in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

Speaking to the Times of South Africa, her mother June Steenkamp said: "All we want are answers... answers as to why this had to happen, why our beautiful daughter had to die like this."

The bail hearing is not expected to be televised after lawyers agreed there should be "no live recording" of proceedings.

The case has aroused huge interest both in South Africa, where he is regarded as a national hero, and around the world.

He rose to fame as one of the most recognisable faces of Paralympic sport, and the first double-amputee track athlete to race in the Olympics.

Courtsey: BBC News
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