Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius will go on trial in March charged with murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, a South African magistrate ruled at a packed court hearing on Monday.
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013. Pistorius will face trial in March next year charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a court ruled Monday.
The 26-year-old double amputee wept and prayed with brother Carl and sister Aimee as he awaited the magistrate, who confirmed charges of murder, which carries a life sentence, and illegal possession of ammunition.
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