Oscar Pistorius Hires Forensic Experts

By CNN

Published 10/02 2013 11:48AM

Updated 10/02 2013 11:50AM

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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