Oscar Pistorius gets bail as murder trial looms
PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius walked out of a South African court Friday a free man – for now – after a magistrate agreed to release him on bail ahead of his premeditated murder trial over the shooting death of his girlfriend.
But even as he was driven away from court and chased by videographers and photographers, questions continued to hound the Paralympian about what actually happened when he opened fire on Valentine's Day inside his home and killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair, who agreed to bail with harsh restrictions for the athlete, expressed his own doubts about Pistorius' story. Those questions, highlighted at a four-day bail hearing that at times foreshadowed his coming trial, come from Pistorius' account that he felt threatened and mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired the four shots at her in his bathroom.
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