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Oscar Pistorius trial will be televised

Published 25/02/2014 | 11:14

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File - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug, 19, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect, said Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 that he is consumed by grief on the first anniversary of the day that he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect

A judge in South Africa has ruled that the Oscar Pistorius trial can be televised.

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Mr Pistorius shot his girlfriend, the model and reality TV star Reeva Steenkamp, more than a year ago, and his murder trial begins next Monday.

State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, but he claims he mistook her for an intruder.

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