Oscar Pistorius facing murder charges

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FILE - In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Even if Pistorius is acquitted of murder, firearms and legal experts in South Africa believe that, by his own account, the star violated basic gun-handling regulations by shooting into a closed door without knowing who was behind it, exposing himself to the lesser but still serious charge of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

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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 convicted.
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