JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The South African murder- accused Paralympics athlete Oscar Pistorius trial is set for early in 2014, local media reported on Friday.
It is expected that his murder case will be tried by the North Gauteng High Court in February or March in 2014, said the news24.
On Feb.14 this year Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp whom he had fatally shot at his home in Pretoria in the early hours of that morning.
Pistorius claimed that he accidentally shot his girlfriend, while some others believed that the couple might have argued and he intentionally killed her.
On Tuesday the South African police announced that they had completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Without the death sentence in South Africa, the double amputee Olympian might face a life sentence in prison if convicted of a charge of premeditated murder.
It was reported on Friday that Pistorius might face two additional charges as he appears in court, which are two counts of recklessly discharging a firearm in public.
However, the National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said there had been no communiqué about additional charges against Pistorius.
The 26-year-old paralympics athlete was a national hero in South Africa before the shooting incident occurred in February, having a nickname of "Bladder Runner."
At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics Pistorius became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal, while at the 2012 Summer Olympics he became the first double-leg amputee to participate in the event as entering the men's 400 meter and 4x400 meter relay races.
In the 2012 Summer Paralympics he set two world records by winning gold medals in the men's 400 meter race and the 4x400 meter relay.