Pistorius Trial

'Bizarre' Decision Delays Oscar Pistorius' Murder Trial

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7 because of an illness of one of the legal assistants aiding the judge.

The South African Olympic track star was expected to take the stand Friday in his own defense in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison.

Judge Thokozile Masipa postponed proceedings abruptly on Friday morning.

Prosecutors took 15 days to lay out their case against the 27-year-old, arguing he deliberately killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year by firing four rounds from a 9 mm pistol through a closed toilet door.

— Reuters