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JUDGMENT Oscar Pistorius Granted $113K Bail Pistorius leaving courthouse in Pretoria on Friday. (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty)

Oscar Pistorius Granted $113K Bail

Despite claims from the prosecution that he would flee the country, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail with $113,000. The South African court said they would deny his release until the cash was delivered. The double amputee and Olympic track competitor faces a charge of premeditated murder—the country’s most serious murder charge—for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius claims to have mistaken his girlfriend for a robber locked in his bathroom. The trial, the judge decreed, will pick up on June 4. Until then, Pistorius must surrender his passports and avoid his home and any potential witnesses. 

February 22, 2013 12:00 PM