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March 11th, 2013
10:46 PM ET

Pistorius wants to travel before trial

CNN's Drew Griffin reports on Oscar Pistorius' request for leniency on the conditions of his bail, including traveling outside of South Africa while he awaits trial. He's charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home. The national prosecutor's office says it's going to oppose the lifting of the travel ban.

A BBC report quoted a friend of Pistorius claiming the athlete is suicidal. Pistorius' uncle says that's not the case. In a statement, Arnold Pistorius writes, "Oscar, broken as he currently is, believes he has a purpose in life and is working towards that."

Griffin also reports that Pistorius is selling his home and several racehorses to cover the cost of his defense.

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