Pistorius arrives at court for final day of bail hearing
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 00:34
Feb. 22 - Oscar Pistorius enters court on the fourth day of a hearing that is likely to produce a decision on whether or not he gets bail. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Oscar Pistorius enters court on the fourth day of his bail hearing.
A South African judge is likely to decide on Friday (February 22) whether to grant bail to Oscar Pistorius, with prosecutors arguing he is a cold-blooded killer and his own lawyers saying he is far too famous to pose any sort of flight risk.
Pistorius' defence team say the athlete shot dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in a tragic mistake in the early hours of Valentine's Day and deserves bail to prepare for a case that has garnered global attention.
Prosecutors have told the court it was a premeditated murder, with Pistorius firing four shots through a locked toilet door at a cowering Steenkamp on the other side. She was hit in the head, arm and hip.
In an affidavit read out to the court, Pistorius said he was "deeply in love" with Steenkamp, and lead defence counsel Barry Roux declared that Pistorius had no motive for the killing.
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