南非“刀锋战士”首次出庭 "Blade Runner"Appears in Court for the First Time

南非田径明星皮斯托瑞斯自2月杀害女友后获准保释以来,首次出庭。

星期二,在比勒陀利亚举行了短暂的审前听证,法官同意将庭审推迟到8月19日。律师要求更多时间来准备应诉。

皮斯托瑞斯2月14日在比勒陀利亚的家中开枪打死他的女友斯廷坎普,他被控犯有谋杀罪。

皮斯托瑞斯因装有碳纤维义肢而被称为“刀锋战士”。他承认曾向斯汀坎普开枪,但坚称当时他将女友误认做闯入家中的窃贼。

在去年举行的伦敦奥运会上,皮斯托瑞斯成为第一位参加正常人比赛的双腿截肢的短跑选手,从而成为许多人心目中的励志英雄。

South African track star Oscar Pistorius has made his first court appearence since being granted bail in February over the killing of his girlfriend.

The pre-trial hearing in Pretoria Tuesday was brief, with the magistrate agreeing to postpone the proceedings until August 19.  Lawyers had asked for more time to prepare for the case.

Pistorious is facing murder charges for shooting and killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria on February 14.  
Pistorius, known as the "blade runner" for his carbon-fiber legs, has admiting shooting Steenkamp but insists he mistook her for an intruder.

Pistorius became an inspirational hero to millions as the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied competitors at the London Olympics last year.