Pistorius Family Rebuts Premeditated Murder Allegations

The family of South African Olympic track runner Oscar Pistorius says there is no substance to allegations that he committed pre-meditated murder in the Valentine’s Day death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The track star’s uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said Saturday that the prosecution’s case, including its forensic evidence strongly refuted “any possibility of a pre-meditated murder or indeed any murder at all.” He read a family statement to reporters outside of his …