The Olympian double-amputee is also facing a charge of illegal possession of ammunition. His trial is set to begin March 3 in Pretoria, South Africa.
Who Was Reeva Steenkamp?
Steenkamp was shot to death in Pistorius’ bathroom and died just after 3 AM on February 14. According to Associated Press, the prosecution believes he shot “with the intention to kill a person” and that neighbors heard a woman screaming before the shots were fired.
Pistorius tells a different story. He claims he heard someone in the bathroom, thought it was an intruder and fired through the door.
The 26-year-old athlete now faces life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius wept in court, before being indicted in the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the wee hours of Valentine’s Day earlier this year.