Recap: Why 'Blade Runner' is on trial for murder

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  • Oscar Pistorius is facing murder charges for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp
  • Pistorius claims he shot Steenkamp by accident, but does his story match the evidence?

Oscar Pistorius, known around the world as the Olympic “Blade Runner,” has been indicted for premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

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Pistorius claims he shot Steenkamp, because he thought she was a burglar. He shot through a bathroom door, killing Steenkamp on Valentine's of this year. Pistorius appeared in court Monday morning in South Africa and his trial is expected to begin in March. In the meantime, what everyone wants to know is whether Pistorius' story actually makes sense.

VOTE: Does the Blade Runner's story make sense?

 

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