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Oscar Pistorius

Breaks Down Crying in Court

2/15/2013 5:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscar Pistorius wept openly in court today in South Africa as a judge charged him with the Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend. 

Pistorius -- a double amputee track star who competed in last summer's Olympics -- held his hands over his face and sobbed as the prosecution said it would bring a charge of "premeditated murder."

The bail hearing was postponed at the request of both the prosecution and the defense and the case was adjourned until Tuesday. Pistorius will remain in custody until then.

Pistorius' lawyer did not squarely say his client did not shoot GF Reeva Steenkamp, saying, "The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms."

It appears the defense will center around perceived self-defense -- believing Steenkamp was an intruder.  In fact, on November 27 -- 3 months before Steenkamp was shot -- Pistorius went on twitter to talk about shooting an intruder:  "Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and thinking its an intruder to go into full combat recon mode into the pantry! waa."

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Jenna Edkins, who claims to have been an on-again off-again girlfriend of Pistorius' over the last 5 years, tweeted, "NOT ONCE has he EVER lifted a finger to me or made me fear for my life."

Steenkamp was a 26-year-old model who was about to make her reality television debut.

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138 COMMENTS

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1.

manbearpig    

oscar pistorius has been defeated..... that is all.

427 days ago
2.

JW    

Like musicians and actors, sports figures get way too much praise beyond their silly achievements. All three groups are typically self-absorbed, deeply flawed people -- yes, like most of us. But no one is praising us or paying us Nike-like endorsement money as this guy was getting.

People, keep it real. Don't make people in popular culture gods.

427 days ago
3.

James25    

Oscar Pistorius is a monster. He shot his girlfriend four times in the head. He should fry.

427 days ago
4.

Michelle    

Don't cry about it now, you done what you done homeboy...u gotta deal with it now smh. You guys should checkout TheGrandReport.com too, they usually have some good reads as well

427 days ago
5.

Truth    

South African newspaper Beeld's front page story, headlined "Dood agter deur [Dead behind door]", said it understood Steenkamp was shot four times through a bathroom door.
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According to the paper, the police and security guards were called to his house two hours before the shooting, after neighbours heard the runner and Steenkamp arguing.
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The police were called out a second time around 3am after neighbours heard gunshots, the paper said, quoting an unnamed Silver Woods estate resident.
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Pistorius is due to appear in court on a murder charge.
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Police have given few details of the shooting, other than to say Steenkamp died of gunshot wounds.
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#TRUTH!!

427 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

He should be crying 'bout now, he's screwed. Bye-bye!

427 days ago
7.

scarecrow    

Poor little tink tink.

427 days ago
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MaryContrary    

I heard a rumor that he shot his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder. Maybe that's just his defense, and not true, but it wouldn't be the first time that happened to someone.

427 days ago
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Truth    

HOW IT HAPPENED - BEELD S.A. NEWSPAPER. FEB. 14.
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01:30: Police are called to Pistorius house because of a noise;
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03:20: Shots heard a neighbor call the police;
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03:30: Guards find Steenkamp's body in the house;
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11:00: Pistorius be taken;
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12:30: He was taken to a hospital for tests;
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15:00: He is the Boschkop police station for detention.
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#TRUTH!!

427 days ago
10.

Laurie123    

How many more women have to lose their lives at the hands of their significant other? For what? He had anger issues? My heart goes out to the family of the beautiful Reeva. Ladies, if your s.o. has anger issues, and GUNS - leave, just leave...

427 days ago
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Ozzie X    

How can your intentions are to kill your wife? You should have known she was being produced unannounced.

427 days ago
12.

PG    

The prosecutors are charging him with premeditated murder, that's exactly what I thought when I first read this story.

427 days ago
13.

awards    

WTF? FFS! Not every girl deserves chocolate, flowers or jewelry for Valentine's Day, eh? Maybe some get a Little Lead Surprise?

427 days ago
14.

LISA    

Thanks? I guess real news is not TMZ's forte. There's more info in the comments than in this article. By the way TMZ, yesterday you said Reeva was 30. Now she's 26?

427 days ago
15.

Lee    

"I want my wegs...I want wegs...where's my wegs? Don't these shoes make my wegs wook weal?"

427 days ago
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