Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty as murder trial begins

Mar 3, 2014 6:38 AM

Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty today to a charge of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic athlete went on trial today at a high court in Pretoria over Steenkamp's death.

Her mother, along with other family members and relatives of Pistorius, including his brother Carl and sister Aimee, were present in court.

Prosecutors said Pistorius intentionally shot and killed Steenkamp at his home in the early morning hours of Valentine's Day last year.

Pistorius said he thought she was an intruder.


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