His trial is set to begin on March 3, 2014.
The 26-year-old double amputee appeared in a Pretoria, South Africa, court on Monday, Aug. 19, to face charges—the day that, incidentally, would have been Steenkamp’s 30th birthday.
Pistorius has been charged with murder and illegal possession of ammunition, per USA Today.
He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison. There is no death penalty in South Africa.