Oscar Pistorius murder trial Twitter account promises 'hard truth'

Members of the ruling African National Congress Women's League march in Pretoria on the anniversary...

Members of the ruling African National Congress Women's League march in Pretoria on the anniversary of the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, Feb. 14, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)

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, Last Updated: 2:45 PM ET

Just ahead of his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius's PR team has set up a Twitter account that promises to give people the "hard truth."

The account, which was created Sunday, had more than 21,000 followers as of Tuesday afternoon.

The 27-year-old Olympian and Paralympian has admitted to shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year, but has said it was a tragic accident in which he had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder.

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the trial, which is due to start March 3, can be televised.

If convicted of murder, Pistorius faces up to life in prison.

Pistorius mentioned the Twitter account @OscarHardTruth on his own verified account.

"They will uncover the truth, the trial and those involved," he tweeted.

Also Tuesday, a Cape Town bakery called Charly's apologized on their Twitter account for posting a photo of cookies featuring photos of Pistorius and captions like "Just do it. Just do it. He did it."

-- with files from Reuters


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