Oscar Pistorius trial to begin amid blaze of publicity

The 27 year-old South African superstar, whose strength overcoming disability inspired millions, will appear in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to answer one charge of murder and three firearms charges.

updated: February 26, 2014 15:42 IST
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Johannesburg: Star Olympian Oscar Pistorius faces a possible life sentence when he goes on trial Monday accused of murdering his girlfriend in a Valentine's Day shooting that shocked the world.

Facing the glare of a globally televised trial, Pistorius is expected to argue he shot his 29-year-old lover Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door at his home believing she was an intruder. (Read: Judge rules most of Pistorius trial can be televised)

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