Oscar Pistorius’ trial set to start in August

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 19:55:31-04

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian who shot and killed his girlfriend back in February was in court today.

Prosecutors asked the judge for a postponement of the case to have more time to prepare.

The judge agreed and set a new date for august 19th, hoping to begin the trial at the end of this year.

Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend.

His lawyers say he thought he was shooting at an intruder in the bathroom.