Oscar Pistorius back in court

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Double-amputee Olympian, Oscar Pistorius, looks on as he appears in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Pistorius is back in the glare of public scrutiny for the first time in months when he appeared,  launching the next chapter of a sensational case that transformed the double-amputee Olympian from a smiling global inspiration to a sobbing suspect facing a life sentence in prison if convicted of killing his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has appeared in a South African court for a hearing ahead of the murder trial of the double-amputee Olympian, who killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

Wearing a dark suit, Pistorius arrived through the front entrance of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The prosecution requested a postponement until Aug. 19 so that it can investigate, and the magistrate approved the request. Pistorius will remain free on bail.

Pistorius has said he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors have said he killed her after an argument.

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