Pistorius defence lawyer says killing was not murder

PRETORIA Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:24pm IST

A newspaper vendor sets up his stall outside court ahead of South African ''Blade Runner'' Oscar Pistorius' court appearance in Pretoria February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A newspaper vendor sets up his stall outside court ahead of South African ''Blade Runner'' Oscar Pistorius' court appearance in Pretoria February 15, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

PRETORIA (Reuters) - A lawyer for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius said the killing of the athlete's girlfriend Reeva Steemkamp was not murder.

The comments were made at a bail hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday.

(Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Ed Cropley)

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