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Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail in Trial For Murder of Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (Update: Bail Set at 1 Million Rand)

Oscar Pistorius was released on bail this morning in South Africa. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. On the morning of Valentine’s Day, Pistorius says he mistook her for a burglar. While there were previous allegations of domestic violence, the magistrate decided that Pistorius was not a flight risk.

Update: Bail was set at 1,000,000 rand ($112,771). He must also surrender his guns.

Previously: Reeva Steenkamp Was Hiding Behind a Bathroom Door When Oscar Pistorius Shot Her; Report Claims Security Was Called to the House Two Hours Earlier
Previously: Oscar Pistorius Murder Case: A Bloody Cricket Bat Was Also Found at Scene
Previously: Oscar Pistorius Claims He Heard a Noise, and Without His Legs on, Moved Toward the Bathroom Door and Shot Four Times

 

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