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'Legal Costs' Force Pistorius to Sell His House, Lawyer Says

The Olympian "cannot contemplate ever returning to live there again," according to a member of his legal team.
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Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is selling the luxury home where he fatally shot his girlfriend, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

Brian Webber, who is a member of the sprinter's legal team, announced the decision in a statement.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of premeditated murder after shooting model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door on Feb. 14, 2013. The athlete maintains he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.

Pistorius' home is located in a gated community called the Silver Woods Country Estate, which is billed as a "prestigious security estate situated on [89 acres] of prime real estate."

On Wednesday, a police ballistics expert testified that Steenkamp was in a "defensive position" when she was shot by Pistorius.

Another police officer later told the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, that an iPad found in the track star's home was used to access pornography only hours before the shooting.

The trial is scheduled to resume on Monday.