Pistorius hires American forensics experts for murder trial

(CNN) - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has hired an American forensics team to challenge prosecution evidence at his murder trial.

The double-amputee South African athlete, nicknamed "Blade Runner", is accused of murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day. Pistorius' rep says the forensics team is already in South Africa and has met with the defense team.

The trial begins March, 2014.


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