Agence France-PresseFebruary 22, 2013 07:45
South AFrican athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, is likely to flee as he knows a long prison term is "almost guaranteed", prosecutors argued Friday as a judge prepared to decide whether to release the star sprinter on bail.
Top prosecutor Gerrie Nel demanded bail be denied, saying Pistorius has the money, means and motive to flee his native South Africa.
"He hasn't said so, but he must think that conviction is likely. He must realise that a long term of imprisonment is almost guaranteed," he told the court.