Pistorius defence lawyer says killing was not murder

PRETORIA Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:29am EST

PRETORIA Feb 19 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius said the killing of the athlete's girlfriend Reeva Steemkamp was not murder.

The comments were made at a bail hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday.

(Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Ed Cropley)