August 21, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The world will likely only be given a 10-minute snapshot of Oscar Pistorius at a hearing Tuesday ahead of his murder trial. The fleeting glimpse of the Olympic athlete comes as he appears for the first time since being whisked away from court and into a near four-month period of reclusion after being freed on bail.
Prosecutors say the hearing will probably last only minutes and be postponed until another date in August as police investigators continue to gather the evidence that will be presented at his trial.
Pistorius will return to Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, but his murder trial will ultimately be at the city's High Court. There, a judge will determine if the double-amputee runner spends 25 years in jail for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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