Pistorius case - Pistorius murder trial extended to May 16

Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has been extended until May 16.

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Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during court proceedings (Reuters)

The Olympic and Paralympic athlete, who is accused of murdering girlfriend Steenkamp on February 14, 2013, is set to enter the fourth week of his trial that has gripped the world.

It was reported that Pistorius would take to the stand in the coming weeks after the prosecution revealed that they had almost wrapped up their case, but there will now be a one-week recess before the trial continues – resuming from April 14 until May 16.

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