Pistorius lawyers still negotiating settlement

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By Associated Press, Published: January 23

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — An out-of-court settlement following months of negotiations between Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers and representatives of the parents of his slain girlfriend could work against the Olympic athlete at his March murder trial, a legal expert said Thursday.The two sides have been in ongoing talks since about August, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s family told The Associated Press in email correspondence, and a settlement could involve Pistorius paying Steenkamp’s family in the region of $275,000, according to media reports.

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