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FILE - In this  Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo  Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa.  South Africa’s police commissioner office said Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 that Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment next week after police completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend.   On Monday August 19,  the accused,Oscar Pistorius, will appear on court in Pretroia. It is expected that he will be served with an indictment and that the matter will be postponed. The prosecution, in collaboration with the defence team, will agree on a trial date.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-file)
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa’s police commissioner office said Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 that Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment next week after police completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend. On Monday August 19, the accused,Oscar Pistorius, will appear on court in Pretroia. It is expected that he will be served with an indictment and that the matter will be postponed. The prosecution, in collaboration with the defence team, will agree on a trial date. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-file)
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(AP) Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day.


A Pretoria court on Monday set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who says he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument. The prosecution submitted a list of more than 100 witnesses.


Pistorius was in court for the indictment, and was seen crying and holding hands with his siblings before proceedings started.


He faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.


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