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Pistorius trial to get 2-week break

Updated: April 16, 2014, 5:16 PM ET
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PRETORIA, South Africa -- The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said that she was responding to a request for a break from chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, and that it was supported by the defense. Pistorius' trial started March 3, and Masipa said the case had lasted longer than expected. She said she granted the break because a member of the prosecution ...

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