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Oscar Pistorius spends first night out of custody after bail

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius - who faces murder charges over the shooting of his girlfriend - has spent his first night out of custody after being granted bail.

At a pre-trial hearing on Friday, a Pretoria magistrate ruled the state had not made a case that he would flee, or that he had a violent character.

Mr Pistorius, 26, denies murder, saying he shot Reeva Steenkamp, 29, thinking she was an intruder at his home.

Her father, Barry Steenkamp, said the athlete "will have to live with his conscience" over the killing.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 24 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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