Oscar Pistorius tweets thanks on first day out on bail

Pistorius has assembled some of the best legal brains in South Africa to defend his case. Pistorius may also on Saturday hold talks with his trainer to get back on the track, despite being banned under his bail terms from competing outside South Africa.

updated: February 23, 2013 20:28 IST
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Pretoria, South Africa: South African Paralympic icon and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius on Saturday said he was thankful for prayers offered to his family and that of his slain girlfriend, a day after he was freed on bail.

"Thank-you to every person that has prayed for both families, Osca" read a tweet posted by his brother Carl, in the track star's first public reaction, outside of his court appearances, since his arrest for the Valentine's Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

The Olympic "Blade Runner" was spending his first day out on bail with his family pending trial for the killing of his lover.

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