Oscar Pistorius indicted on murder charge

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South African athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in Pretoria Magistrates Court for an indictment hearing on August 19, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius, 26 is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp which Pistorius denies claiming he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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  • PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

    A Pretoria court on Monday set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who says he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument. The prosecution submitted a list of more than 100 witnesses.

    Pistorius was in court for the indictment, and was seen crying and holding hands with his siblings before proceedings started.

    He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

    *See photos from court above courtesy of Jemal Countess/Getty Images. If you're on the iPad app, click on the VIDEO button to see the photo gallery.

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