The South African track star accused of killing his girlfriend now wants more lenient bail restrictions, including permission to travel overseas.
According to a family spokesman, Oscar Pistorius is also planning to sell his home to settle legal bills. He has been charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in that home on Valentine's Day.
Pistorius says he thought Steenkamp was an intruder hiding in his bathroom. He was released on about $112,000 (or 1 million rand) bail in February, under the following conditions: He had to surrender his passport, can't go near an airport, can't return to his home (where the shooting happened) and he can't drink alcohol.
A statement released by his family denies rumors that Pistorius is suicidal.
"As a family, we remain confident that this will prove to have been a terrible and tragic accident, which has changed many lives forever," said his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, in the statement. "Of course Oscar will never be the same, having to live with the knowledge that he caused the death of the woman he loved, but he is coping as best he can with the support of his loved ones."
Pistorius is a sprint runner and a double-amputee who gained worldwide fame and the nickname "Blade Runner" competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He inspired many last summer when he became the first runner to compete in the Olympics on carbon-fiber legs.
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