Pistorius trial delayed until April 7

Mar 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 13 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court on March 13, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius, stands accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2014. This is Oscar Pistorius' official trial, the result of which will determine the paralympian athlete's fate. Credit Pool/Getty Images
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The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has been delayed until April 7 due to the illness of a legal assessor, responsible for aiding the judge in reaching a verdict.