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Oscar Pistorius' Murder Charges

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In February, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter, shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in the bathroom of his Pretoria home, firing four shots through the door, three of which struck her. He claimed he thought it was an intruder, while authorities allege that the shots were fired intentionally. Following accusations of bungled police procedures during the investigation as well as the removal of the lead detective, who's facing attempted murder charges of his own, Pistorius was indicted on two charges of murder, plus additional firearms offenses. He's since returned to training, and is scheduled to stand trial in March 2014.

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