Reeva Steenkamp

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius (C) appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2013. The trial of double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on 03 March 2014, a judge ruled on 19 August 2013. Judge Desmond Nair set the trial to run through March 20 next year at a high court in Pretoria, in coordination with defence lawyers and the prosecution.

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Oscar Pistorius appears in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Desmond Nair on Monday ruled that the trial of the double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on March 3 2014

Oscar Pistorius (R) looks on next to his sister Aimee ahead of court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court June 4, 2013. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at court on Tuesday in his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT)

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Oscar Pistorius, standing near to his sister, Aimee, waits for court proceedings at the Pretoria magistrates court in South Africa to begin on Tuesday. Mr Pistorius, the Paralympic star known as “Blade Runner”, attended his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp Read more