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Oscar Pistorius facing murder charges

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Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius was taken into custody after a 30-year-old woman, Reeva Steenkamp, was shot dead at his home. (AP Photo)

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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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