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