Oscar Pistorius hearing postponed to August

Jun 05, 2013, 00:20 IST | AFP

A South African court yesterday postponed the pre-trial hearing of Oscar Pistorius to August 19 to allow police to wrap up their probe into his Valentine's Day shooting of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Looking tense and somber in a grey suit, blue shirt and tie, the 26-year-old Paralympian dubbed the “Blade Runner” briefly appeared in court for the first time since being released on bail over the murder that shattered his hero image.

In a macabre coincidence, his next court appearance will fall on the same day that his slain lover would have turned 30. The hearing inside the packed courtroom lasted only a few minutes as prosecutors sought, and defence agreed to, a postponement to allow police to complete their probe.

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

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