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Pistorius granted bail in murder case

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Champion paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail while he waits to face trial for the murder of his girlfriend – model Reeva Steenkamp.

A South African judge ruled there is no risk of the double-amputee known as ‘Blade Runner’ fleeing the country before the trial and said Pistorius’ description of what happened was detailed.

Pistorius, 26, claims he accidentally shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder in the early hours of Valentine’s Day. The prosecution has portrayed him as a cold-blooded killer. If convicted of pre-meditated murder he faces life in jail

The Olympic and Paralympic star’s lower legs were amputated in infancy and he has raced on carbon fibre blades.