Police complete Pistorius shooting investigation

August 13, 2013 - 10:36 AM
South Africa Pistorius Shooting

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa’s police commissioner office said Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 that Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment next week after police completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend. On Monday August 19, the accused,Oscar Pistorius, will appear on court in Pretroia. It is expected that he will be served with an indictment and that the matter will be postponed. The prosecution, in collaboration with the defence team, will agree on a trial date. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe-file)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African police spokesman says Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment now that police have completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Spokesman Lt. Gen. Solomon Makgale said Tuesday the investigation team is convinced Pistorius has a charge to answer.

Pistorius will appear in a Pretoria court Monday. Makgale said it is expected Pistorius will be served with the indictment and a trial date will be set.

Pistorius says he accidentally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14. The state alleges the couple may have argued and he intentionally killed her.

The double-amputee Olympian may face a life sentence in prison, with a minimum of 25 years, if convicted of a charge of premeditated murder. He was freed on bail Feb. 22.