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    Pistorius Appeals Bail Conditions

    FILE - In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Even if Pistorius is acquitted of murder, firearms and legal experts in South Africa believe that, by his own account, the star violated basic gun-handling regulations by shooting into a closed door without knowing who was behind it, exposing himself to the lesser but still serious charge of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

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    Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner accused of murdering his girlfriend, are appealing his bail conditions, calling them “unwarranted and not substantiated by the facts.” Pistorius has insisted he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp on February t14 because he mistook her for an intruder, but prosecutors have alleged that Pistorius killed her intentionally after an argument. In particular, Pistorius’s lawyers take issue with the bail condition that requires Pistorius to surrender his passport and all travel documents. The appeal also claims there is “no basis in fact or law” to justify that Pistorius be supervised by probation or correctional officer. The olympian is currently staying at his uncle’s home in a suburb of Pretoria.

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