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Pistorius trial extended to May 16: court

  • South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (L) speaks with his lawyer Barry Rouxon on the thirteenth day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Themba Hadebe

JOHANNESBURG: The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead his girlfriend has been extended until May 16, the South African court hearing the case said Sunday.

The trial, which enters its fourth week on Monday, will continue until April 4, then break for a one-week recess before resuming from April 14 until May 16, the court announced in a statement, saying "all parties involved" had agreed to the dates.

 
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