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Pistorius' lawyers appeal bail conditions

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 11, 2013 Mar 11, 2013 Monday, March 11 2013 March 11, 2013 8:50 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who was charged with murdering his girlfriend.

The lawyers argue that evidence showed that the double-amputee athlete is not a flight risk and should have the option of traveling outside South Africa as long as he has official permission.

Pistorius was released on bail on Feb. 22. He was arrested on charges of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14.

Pistorius says he mistakenly shot Steenkamp, thinking she was an intruder in his home.

Prosecutors believe he killed her intentionally after an argument.

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