Pistorius to Be Indicted Tomorrow—on Victim's Birthday

Trial date set for March 2014

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 18, 2013 4:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment for premeditated murder in a South African court tomorrow—the same day his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30 years old. Prosecutors say it's also "possible" the double-amputee will face additional charges, reports the AP. Local media has reported that the extra charges are for two separate incidents in which he allegedly fired a gun in public, but prosecutors have declined to confirm that. Meanwhile, Pistorius' lawyer tells CNN that the trial will begin in March 2014—though the entire thing could end up going on for a year or more.

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa.
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
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