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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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46.

Jem    

I don't see tears. I just see a scrunching of the face, which is what most killlers do, in order to imitate a crying face. Casey Anthony did it, this guy is doing it. Plus, I don't feel that he feels remorse over killing her. He was found by the body, when the police came, and the neighbors called the police, not him! So if it was an accident as he states, wouldn't he immediately call emergency or police, in order to save her, and not just lay/stand by her body? That in itself shows he intended to kill her. People who commit accidents rush to get help. This guy was just sitting/standing there by the body. And as for that ex-gf who said he never laid a hand on her, abusers will target some girlfriends, and not touch others, although they might emotionally abuse others. Chris Brown's previous gf said he never laid a hand on her, and we all know what he did to Rihanna. Abusers look for the perfect victim. Reeva might have been it.

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47.

Mercedes    

I would like to know how an accused killer is supposed to act. We bash those that sit there emotionless and cold and say they have no feelings and are showing no remorse. But when someone cries and is visibly upset we say they are only upset for themselves. So what are they supposed to do?

561 days ago
48.

Jem    

Abusers are usually jealous of beautiful women, even if these abusers are men, and especially if they have some kind of disability, or feel inadequate in some way. And they love to lure a beautiful woman into having a relationship with them, and then they like to break her down, emotionally, and hurt her physically. Deep down, they are jealous of that woman's beauty, and are very resentful, coupled with their inadequacy, they're constantly paranoid that that beautiful woman will leave them for someone who doesn't have a disability, mental or otherwise. This guy sounds like a sociopath. Someone without any emotions or soul.

561 days ago
49.

KristinaC.    

Innocent until proven guilty.

561 days ago
50.

Detective. LaToya    

What a paranoid loser! He didn't think she was a burglar, I'm sure as paranoid as he was he had security cameras. He shot her plain and simple. Off to jail he goes!

561 days ago
51.

Waka Waka Waka    

Why do people always cry in court after murdering someone.if ur man enough to do the crime man up and do the time..waka waka wakaaaa

561 days ago
52.

rlemons    

Such a horrible story for everyone including him. I don't know if he really did think she was a burgler, none of us will ever know. I hope if it was an accident all of that comes to light. Only time will tell.

561 days ago
53.

Sam    

Fakeeeeeeeeee!!

561 days ago
54.

snowboardchick    

Weather it was an accident or on purpose.... Either way he's an idiot.

561 days ago
55.

J.E.B.    

He doesn't have a leg to stand on. No REALLY.

561 days ago
56.

Miva    

Oh No this get nastier by the minute! Found Jenna edkins article here http://slimcelebrity.com/celebrity-athletes/jenna-edkins-oscar-pistorius-ex-girlfriend-photos/ and Samantha Taylor here http://fabwags.com/samantha-taylor-oscar-pistorius-ex-girlfriend-photos/

561 days ago
57.

Throwback kid    

This legless killer may be s-h-i-t out of luck. Johnnie Cochran was the only lawyer capable of getting high profile athletes off on a murder charge, and he is no longer among the living

561 days ago
58.

smurfya    

You'd be crying too if you realized you weren't gonna get away with it.

561 days ago
59.

Frosticles    

*****

561 days ago
60.

Frosticles    

P&%%Y

561 days ago
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