Murder trial of Oscar Pistorius to start in South Africa

By Christopher Torchia, March 3, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Olympian Oscar Pistorius goes on trial for murder Monday for the 2012 slaying of his girlfriend.

The double-amputee runner says he thought Reeva Steenkamp was a nighttime intruder, shooting her through the bathroom door in his home in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013. The prosecution maintains that he intentionally shot her several times after an argument.

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