Oscar Pistorius bail hearing

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail over charges that he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius to be released on bail

Oscar Pistorius in court today. Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail. In a lengthy judgement magistrate Desmond Nair said:

"The accused has made a case to be released on bail"

In his ruling, which lasted almost two hours, Magistrate Desmond Nair said he could not find that Pistorius had been established as a flight risk, or enough evidence of propensity to violence.

He also said he does not think granting bail would cause public outrage.

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