Oscar Pistorius' Lawyer: Trial Set for March 2014

11:13 AM PST 08/18/2013 by Erik Hayden
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Oscar Pistorius in court in February.

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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