South Africa

Oscar Pistorius Appears at Pre-Trial Hearing

Shot his girlfriend, says he thought she was an intruder


Oscar Pistorius, the South African paralympian accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has appeared in court for the first time in three months. 

Mr Pistorius, 26, spoke just once during the fifteen-minute hearing, replying softly "yes Your Honour" to confirm that he understood the magistrate's instructions not to violate his bail conditions before he next appears in court in August.