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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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16.

muffey    

I hope Rhianna is taking note and seriously finding a way to get away from Chris Brown.

585 days ago
17.

Jackie    

She was 29 not 26..If you gonna report on her at least get your facts straight.

585 days ago
18.

Genn1825    

Valenties day murder?! Just like making it sound mew dramatic?? He didn't kill her on valentines day so lets keep the facts facts and the rest well start a fictitious news page than tmz....

585 days ago
19.

Steve    

Whaaaa, how did the police not believe my B.S. intruder story?

585 days ago
20.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

585 days ago
21.

bernergirl    

How many people do they put to death there? Pretoria has a room of just nooses that hang from the ceiling.

585 days ago
22.

McSmack    

He's crying because the reality of the situation finally set in. He knows he's p-ssed his life away.

585 days ago
23.

Diamond Goddess!    

Crying for HIMSELF?
Yeah, I think so.
This douche needs to F-R-Y!!!

585 days ago
24.

lily    

Why would an intruder be doing his laundry?

585 days ago
25.

LISA    

TMZ completely changed this article minutes ago. Why not just post a correction or update? They still have Reeva's age wrong, but at least they aren't calling her a 30 year old aspiring model anymore.


I found a good article with updates (The Telegraph - Africa division). It says Reeva had already finished filiming her reality show and they are going to show it soon. Here is the addy:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9872091/Oscar-Pistorius-murder-charge-live.html

585 days ago
26.

Liz    

"Full combat recon mode" --- too bad he has never been in the military.

585 days ago
27.

Pigweed    

You can run, but you can't hide.

585 days ago
28.

Kevin    

Don't CRY NOW BITCH!!!!!
I guess you said "Screw the Chris Brown Domestic Violence Crap - I'm gonna go straight to MURDER ONE"!!!!!
Over some FISH!!!
Stupid
Stupid
Stupid boy....
Now you'll be "running ta keep that Ass from gettin Tapped" won't ya!
Welcome to the Nelson Mandella World Olympian - Sisyphus....

585 days ago
29.

muffey    

Rhianna, please take note.

585 days ago
30.

whateveryou    

It's very easy to feel sorry for troubled people. But remember they create their own problems. If he had history of domestic violence as has been stated, this actions are not new to him. I once served on a jury regarding a case of a man who let's say, did something very bad to his step daughter when she was around 10 & 11. The little girl cried on the stand, others did as well. The stepfather only cried when he was convicted. Per the judge (who came into the jury room after the trial) that is very common with criminals no matter what their crime(s). They feel VERY sorry, for themselves.

585 days ago
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