Court Breaks: Will Oscar Pistorius Be Granted Bail?

Category: Society / Feb 22, 2013 8:31AM EDT
The court hearing the arguments for and against the granting of bail for Oscar Pistorius (February 22) broke up for lunch, Friday, just hours ahead of the judge's decision. A South African judge will rule on whether to grant bail to "Blade Runner" Pistorius, with prosecutors arguing him a cold-blooded killer and his lawyers is saying he is far too famous to pose any sort of flight risk. Pistorius' defense team says the killing was a tragic mistake and he deserves bail to prepare for a case that has drawn world-wide attention. Prosecutors said Pistorius committed premeditated murder when he fired four shots into a bathroom door, hitting his girlfriend cowering on the other side. Steenkamp suffered gunshot wounds to her head, hip and arm. Police pulled their lead detective off the case on Thursday (February 21) after it was revealed he himself faces attempted murder charges for shooting at a minibus. He has been replaced by South Africa's top detective.