Unlicensed .38 ammunition found in Pistorius home - police

PRETORIA Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:07am EST

REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 20, 2013. ''Blade Runner'' Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 20, 2013. ''Blade Runner'' Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house.

Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

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PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African police investigator said on Wednesday he wants to charge global track star Oscar Pistorius with a weapons law violation after unlicensed .38 caliber ammunition was found in his home.

Pistorius is facing a bail hearing on a charge of murdering his girlfriend at his home.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Ed Cropley)

(This story was corrected to remove reference to the handgun)

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