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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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76.

sistathick    

Poor little tink tink.

433 days ago
77.

Biebsburbs    

Steenkamp must have discovered that he took steroids to compete in the Olympics just like armstrong so he off her!!!

433 days ago
78.

Mrugowsky    

He'll inspire the inmates with his feel good story conquering adversity in order to someday shoot somebody dead.

433 days ago
79.

HillbillyHell    

What a wuss. Quit yer cryin', ya big baby.

433 days ago
80.

Spicy mag    

His tweet says it all. Guy was trigger happy and paranoid.

433 days ago
81.

feelyourboobies    

NO pity for this PIG! I hope he rots in that prison. Stumpy..

433 days ago
82.

ron mccluskey    

would it be fair to say, considering Oscar's defense, that he does'nt have a leg to stand on ?

432 days ago
83.

khank    

hair care treatment He knows what he's doing and he better pay for it. Justice should be given to the girlfriend.

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