Transcript for 'Blade Runner' Murder Charges: Oscar Pistorius Out on Bail
And now the big news on oscar pistorius, the olympic star charged in the murder of his girlfriend. It's surprised a lot of people that he's free on bail tonight. Why? And is his medical condition play a role? Abc's bazi kanani tells us. Oscar pistorius appeared tense is somber as he waited to learn whether he could go home. I've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail.Ries of relief from his family. We know oscar's version that is the truth and that will prevail in the coming court case. Reporter: Defense attorneys convinced the court pistorius is not a flight risk, in part because his legs require constant medical attention. He left the courthouse today without a police escort. Prosecutors will push forward with the charge of premeditated murder, while the defense alleged sloppy police work. The holes in the prosecution's premeditated murder case were exposed. Holes that will undoubtedly come up again when there's a trial. Reporter: Pistorius will return to court for a pretrial hearing on june 4. Steenkamp's family has chosen not to comment tonight.
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