Transcript for Oscar Pistorius Charged With Premeditated Murder
Let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. The double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. Bazi kanani is in south africa, with thereaking details us. Bazi? Reporter: Good morning, amy. An emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. Oscar pistorius' familytarted crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. And if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. The 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. The state outlined its case against pistorius. They believe he got out of bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked 21 feet to a locked bathroom door. Inside that bathroom, 29-year-old cover model reeva steenkamp, was shot three times. Prosecutor harry nell, quote, she locked the door for a purpose. We will get to that purpose. Defense attorneys say pistorius thought a burglar was inside the bathroom. And the state has no way to prove otherwise. A lawyer for the defense submitting, this is not a murder. But prosecutors question how pistorius could have been surprised when they found steenkamp was staying at the house. She arrived before 6:00 p.M. And her overnight bag was there. As this star athlete battled murder charges in a pretoria courtroom, reeva steenkamp's remains were driven to a church in her hometown of port elizabeth, where family and friends gathered. Reporter: Exactly why steenkamp was shot to death is still a mystery. Several news reports quoting police sources say a cricket bat covered with blood was recovered from pistorius' bedroom, possibly used in an argument before the shooting. And that steroids were found in pistorius' home. And investigators are testing his blood for the drug that can cause aggressive roid rage. Now, even if pistorius is
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