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In the news: Oscar Pistorius

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Read through this text about South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is currently on trial in Cape Town.

_1_ for the South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will open the case for the defence in Pretoria on Friday.

He is standing _2_ for the murder of his girlfriend last year. Mr Pistorius says that he _3_ her for an intruder. He said denied the claim he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after an _4_ "strongest possible terms". Pistorius does not _5_ that he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door, hitting his girlfriend three times inside the bathroom. But he insists he acted in _6_ after mistaking her for an intruder during the middle of the night.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in 2012, Pistorius became the first amputee runner to _7_ at an Olympic Games.

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