Pistorius to sell home where girlfriend was killed

03/20/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Johannesburg – Oscar Pistorius is reportedly planning to sell the home where the shooting of his girlfriend occurred to pay for legal expenses. As reported by Reuters, Pistorius’ attorney stated on Thursday that the Olympic and Paralympic athlete will be forced to sell his home due to a trial delay.

Attorney Brian Webber, who is handling the sale, is quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement on the matter, “It has become necessary to sell Mr. Pistorius’ home in the Silver Woods Country Estate in Pretoria in order for him to raise the necessary funds to cover his increasing legal costs.

Mr. Pistorius has been funding his own defense from the outset. Due to the delay in finalizing the trial, the decision to urgently dispose of his single biggest asset, has had to be made.”

Pistorius is on trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, which occurred on Valentine’s Day last year. He has pleaded not guilty to murder alleging he shot Steenkamp after mistakenly believing she was an intruder.

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