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FILE - In this Friday Feb. 22, 2013 file photo Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, is watched by a policeman while in the dock during his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. During the hearing last week it was heard how police stumbled and fumbled through the bail hearing and how investigator, Hilton Botha, possibly contaminated the crime scene and faced attempted murder charges himself. (AP Photo, File)

Oscar Pistorius facing murder charges

Oscar Pistorius was back in the glare of public scrutiny for the

first time in months when he appeared at a court hearing Tuesday, the next chapter of a sensational case that

transformed the double-amputee Olympian from a smiling global

inspiration to a sobbing murder suspect facing a life sentence in prison if

The Associated Press