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Oscar Pistorius trial extended to May 16: Court

Published on Mar 23, 2014 6:13 PM
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walks on the 13th day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 19, 2014. The trial for Pistorius has been extended until May 16.

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead his girlfriend has been extended until May 16, the South African court hearing the case said on Sunday.

The trial, which enters its fourth week on Monday, will continue until April 4, then break for a one-week recess before resuming from April 14 until May 16, the court announced in a statement, saying "all parties involved" had agreed to the dates.