Oscar Pistorius cries during court proceedings at the
Pretoria Magistrates court. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
The trial of Olympic and Paralympic running star Oscar
Pistorius, accused of murdering his model girlfriend, will
start on March 3 next year in a South African high court and
run until March 23, a magistrate judge says.
Double-amputee Pistorius, 26 and known as "Blade Runner" for
the prostheses he wears in competition, fired four shots at
Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home
on Valentine's Day.
Pistorius claims he was acting in self-defence against what
he thought was an intruder.