Oscar Pistorius murder trial grips viewers worldwide

Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to run in the Olympics, has said he fired through a closed toilet door after mistaking her girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home on Feb. 14, 2013; the prosecution alleges he intentionally killed her after an argument.

updated: March 09, 2014 18:25 IST
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Pretoria, South Africa: During breaks in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes confers intensely with his camp, murmuring in the ear of his chief defense lawyer. When witnesses testify, the double-amputee athlete takes notes or sits with hands clasped, occasionally covering his face, head bowed, as though troubled by the graphic accounts of how he fatally shot his girlfriend last year.

"Make way," hefty bodyguards bark at the end of the day as they usher 27-year-old Pistorius, who is free on bail, past jostling journalists and onlookers to a vehicle with tinted windows outside the courthouse in Pretoria, South Africa's capital.

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