"Blade Runner" Indicted for Alleged Murder of Girlfriend
PRETORIA, South Africa - Olympian Oscar Pistorius, otherwise known as "Blade Runner," has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee's girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day earlier this year.
A Pretoria court set March 3rd as the trial date for Pistorius early Monday morning. Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home.
Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument. The prosecution also submitted a list of more than 100 witnesses.
Pistorius was in court for the indictment, and was seen crying and holding hands with his siblings before proceedings started.
He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.