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Pistorius family on bail: 'Relieved, but in mourning'

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who faces murder charges over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, has been 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 champion denies murder, saying he shot Reeva Steenkamp thinking she was an intruder at his home.

Following the ruling, the athlete's uncle, Arnold Pistorius, read a statement on behalf of his family.

  • 22 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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