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State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, prepares for a hearing in the Pretoria, South Africa high court, Thursday, March 28, 2013. The state is opposing the relaxation of bail conditions in the charges against athlete Pistorius who is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last month. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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

convicted.
The Associated Press