To Pay Lawyers, Pistorius Selling House Where Reeva Died

$9K a day for trial has to come from somewhere
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2014 12:03 PM CDT
Oscar Pistorius listens to ballistic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

(Newser) – Oscar Pistorius' murder trial is reportedly costing him as much as $9,000 per day—so the athlete is selling the Pretoria house where Reeva Steenkamp died, Sky News reports. "It has become necessary to sell Mr Pistorius' home in the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria in order for him to raise the necessary funds to cover his increasing legal costs," says one of Pistorius' lawyers in a statement. "This is due to the unexpected extension of the trial beyond the initial three-week period for which it was originally set down." Pistorius has three full-time lawyers, and has been paying his own legal fees.

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