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Oscar Pistorius

Apr 8, 2014 — The double-amputee runner tells the court of the moment he says he realized he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and not an intruder.
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Apr 7, 2014 — An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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Mar 3, 2014 — The murder trial of the South African sprinter known as the "Blade Runner" has begun. He's accused of killing his girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius say she mistook her for an intruder.
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Jun 4, 2013 — Prosecutors asked for more time to prepare the case against the Olympic star, accused in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
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Mar 28, 2013 — The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a tragic accident. He is now permitted to go to international competitions while awaiting trial. A judge also relaxed other restrictions placed on Pistorius when he was granted bail.
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Feb 22, 2013 — The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend. He says it was a horrible accident. Prosecutors say he knew what he was doing.
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Feb 21, 2013 — The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of murdering his girlfriend. In a court Thursday, it was revealed that the lead investigator himself had been accused of attempted murder in an unrelated case. That added to questions about the prosecution's case against Pistorius.
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Feb 20, 2013 — The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a terrible mistake — that he thought there was an intruder in his home. At a bail hearing, the case is taking shape.
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Feb 19, 2013 — Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says he "had no intention to kill my girlfriend."
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Feb 15, 2013 — Authorities in South Africa intend to purse a case of premeditated murder against the Paralympic and Olympic sprinter. He's accused of killing his girlfriend on Thursday. The athlete's agent says Pistorius disputes the charge "in the strongest possible terms."
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