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Oscar Pistorius is getting help from the U.S. in preparation for his murder trial in March.
A team of American forensic investigators is working with the South African double-amputee sprinter’s defense team, according to reports.
“It’s very standard practice to work with experts during the preparation of any trial,” Pistorius spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess told the South Africa Press Association on Tuesday.
Burgess said the forensic experts arrived at the house where Pistorius was staying Monday, but she did not go into any more detail.
Pistorius, 26, shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day at his Pretoria home. He argued that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder locked in his bathroom. He was indicted on a murder charge in August, and there have been reports his lawyers were in settlement talks with the Steenkamps.
Burgess told The Associated Press that Pistorius has done little else than focus on the trial since his last court appearance Aug. 19.
“Nothing much has changed,” Burgess told the AP. “Oscar is preparing for the trial. That’s the focus and that’s the focus of everybody around him, too.”
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