Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius told a South African court Thursday that the Paralympic hero, facing a murder trial for the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, was not a flight risk as they sought to ease stringent bail conditions.
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. On Thursday lawyers for Pistorius contested the stringent bail terms imposed on him after killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
"Why would this athlete go to a country without extradition and go and hide?" lawyer Barry Roux asked the High Court. "He is going nowhere."
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