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Oscar Pistorius faces more gun charges

Nov 20, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

Oscar Pistorius AP

Oscar Pistorius received two gun charges in addition to his main charge of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot and killed on Valentine’s Day.

The gun charges, first reported three weeks ago, are from public incidents before Steenkamp’s death.

The indictment papers served to Pistorius’ lawyers on Wednesday relate to the South African double-amputee sprinter firing another person’s gun in a Johnnesburg restaurant last year and, separately, firing his gun out of the sunroof of a car weeks before he killed Steenkamp.

The gun he fired out of the sunroof was the same 9mm handgun he used to kill Steenkamp, according to The Associated Press.

The full indictment is here.

He was already facing another gun charge for illegal possession of ammunition in his home.

Pistorius’ trial begins March 3 in Pretoria. He said he shot and killed Steenkamp in self defense, thinking she was an intruder in his bathroom in the early Valentine’s Day morning hours.

If convicted of premeditated murder, he could get life in prison with a minimum of 25 years.

Oscar Pistorius’ defense calls in U.S. forensic experts for trial

  1. jimeejohnson - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    He’s guilty as sin.

  2. mogogo1 - Nov 20, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    You share a bed with somebody. You hear noise in the middle of the night from the master bathroom. So, naturally, you start shooting through the door blindly not checking to see if your girlfriend is using the potty. Yeah, people are going to buy that one. Maybe he was shooting through the sunroof because he saw attackers trying to skydive into the car?

  3. materialman80 - Nov 20, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Oscar needs to get ready to go to jail. That total BS story he is telling isn’t going to fool anybody.

  4. white1142 - Nov 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    have you no shame Pistorius, admit that you killed that beautiful woman because you could not control her. She was a free spirit and you are human trash, nothing can ever change that, admit what you have done, it’s the only thing that can your soul.

    • jamesup - Sep 26, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      But if he confessed he might spend 24 years in jail.

  5. bbk1000 - Nov 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Just a guess, carrying a weapon while sporting a comb over?

  6. bobhamiltonchicago - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    At least be man enough to accept responsibility for what you’ve done. I hope the jury and judge are tougher on him for, not just murdering that beautiful young lady, but for trying to deny it. He really doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

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