Oscar Pistorius' Lawyer: Trial Set for March 2014

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The Olympic sprinter, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," is charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend.

The trial of Oscar Pistorius appears set to take place a little over a year after the death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp

"The trial will be in March next year," his lawyer, Kenny Oldwage, told Agence France-Presse. "It will be from the first week of March until end of March."

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The South African double-amputee, a former Olympic sprinter, admitted that he killed Steencamp on Valentines Day this year but stated that he believed an intruder was in his bathroom when he fired a gun through the door. 

Pistorius' story was commissioned for a BBC documentary called Oscar Pistorius – What Really Happened?. It aired in the U.K. in March.

Discovery Communications' TLC picked up stateside rights to the doc, which features "special 3-D graphics, sworn testimony and exclusive interviews," that same month. 

Pistorius is due to be indicted on a premeditated murder charge on Monday, prosecutors told The Associated Press. 

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