Oscar Pistorius Murder trial has commenced today!

The trial of Oscar Pistorius, the blade runner, is ha commenced today. The 27 year-old olympic gold medallist is charged with the Valentine's Day 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The double amputee, deliberately or accidentally shot to death his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, during the night on Valentine's Day 2013. It's a case that is drawing comparisons to the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial in the U.S. in 1995 and it certainly will rival that for media attention worldwide. The trial will be televised, although testimony by Pistorius or witnesses who do not consent will not, and it will be riveting.

Pistorius faces one charge of premeditated murder and a firearms charge in addition to gun charges from previous incidents. A conviction on the murder charge in South Africa would carry a mandatory life sentence.

This much seems certain: Steenkamp was in the toilet closet in the bathroom of Pistorius's home in the middle of the night and died after Pistorius shot her through the door. He does not claim self-defense.

The trial is scheduled to last 3 weeks, but chances are that it will last longer than that.

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  1. Let justice prevail, shekina!

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  2. The testimony today of the witness who heard this poor lady screaming was quite touching. May justice be done!

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