Pistorius trial postponed

PRETORIA - The trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was postponed until April 7 because one of two assessors was hospitalized.

The assessors will help the judge decide the verdict. South Africa does not have jury trials.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. Of that, there is no doubt.

But was it murder?

One of South Africa's toughest prosecutors, Gerrie Nel, has been fighting for most of this month to prove it was.

On Friday, one of the country's shrewdest defense lawyers, Barry Roux, was scheduled to begin convincing a judge that it wasn't.

Now he will have to wait.

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