Oscar Pistorius Granted $113K Bail

    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) is pictured as he leaves the courthouse in Pretoria on February 22, 2013 after being freed on bail by a magistrate, pending a high-profile trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pistorius leaving courthouse in Pretoria on Friday. (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty)

    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. 

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