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Oscar Pistorius Tears Up Before He’s Formally Charged With Murder

Olympian Oscar Pistorius wiped away tears today shortly before a South African court formally indicted him on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

His trial is scheduled to begin March 3, 2014.

Pistorius, 26, dubbed “Blade Runner” for his prosthetic legs, was officially charged with murder inside a Pretoria courtroom this morning after a six-month police investigation into the shooting ended last week. The indictment comes on what would have been Steenkamp’s 30th birthday.

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