South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has
been granted bail after a four-day hearing. The 26-year old Paralympic and Olympic runner
faces murder charges over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Magistrate Desmond Nair said the prosecution
had not made a case that he would flee, or that he had a violent character. Pistorius denies murder, saying he shot Reeva
Steenkamp thinking she was an intruder at his home. Mr Nair criticised the testimony of lead detective
Hilton Botha, saying he had not followed up important leads and had changed his testimony. But the magistrate also said he had difficulty
understanding why Mr Pistorius had opened fire in the way he did. The next hearing in the case has been set
for 4 June. Bail conditions include a ban on leaving Pretoria.