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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Pistorius trial enters its fourth week

Published 24/03/2014 | 08:40

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) greets a policeman as he makes his way to the dock in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria March 24, 2014. The track star, nicknamed the "Blade Runner", is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year.  REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee/Pool  (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) greets a policeman as he makes his way to the dock today

THE murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is beginning its fourth week.

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The prosecution has said it will wrap up its case against the double-amputee runner at the High Court in Pretoria this week after calling four or five more witnesses. The defence will then present its case.

 

Judicial officials say the trial will continue until May 16, with a recess in April.

 

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Prosecutors allege that Pistorius fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before dawn on February 14 last year after an argument. Pistorius says he killed her by accident after mistaking her for an intruder in his home.

 

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