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Athlete Oscar Pistorius 'sobbed' as bail granted in SA

There have been emotional scenes in a South African court as athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, was granted bail after a four-day hearing.

Magistrate Desmond Nair said the state had not made a case that he would flee, or that he had a violent character.

The Paralympic sprinter denies murder, saying he shot Reeva Steenkamp thinking she was an intruder at his home.

The BBC's Andrew Harding, who was in court for the hearing, was in court as bail was granted and said that the athlete sobbed as the magistrate made his ruling.

  • 22 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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