Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty on March 3 to charges of murder. The former olympian also pleaded not guilty to three other counts relating to shooting guns in public in unrelated incidents, and illegal possession of ammunition.
Oscar Pistorius, 27, had it all — a great girlfriend, thousands of fans, lucrative sporting contracts — now the decorated athlete is in a South African courtroom pleading not guilty to the murder of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius: Athlete Pleads Not Guilty To Girlfriend’s Murder
The trial started 90 minutes late in a South African courtroom on March 3. After over a year of conflict and speculation, the time had come for Oscar to plead his case. He former athlete pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his girlfriend Reeva, as well as several other counts relating to shooting guns in public in unrelated incidents, and illegal possession of ammunition, reports Fox News.
Oscar looked serious during his court appearance, wearing a dark gray suit, and black tie. The once decorated paralympian wrote in a pad and sometimes passed notes to his defense lawyers. At one point he smiled to a person sitting behind him.
Oscar Pistorius Fights For His Freedom In South African Court
The Olympian’s murder trial is being broadcast live on TV in South Africa and throughout the world.
Oscar’s defense lawyer, Kenny Oldwadge, laid out the athlete’s legal strategy, reading a statement that Oscar had written. The statement says the killing was an accident and that there were inconsistencies in the state’s case against him.
On Valentine’s Day in 2013 Oscar shot and killed then girlfriend, Reeva while she was in the bathroom in the couple’s South African compound.
If Oscar is convicted of the murder he could be sent to prison for at least 25 years before the chance of parole.
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– Bryant Perkins