Oscar Pistorius Formally Charged With Murder

The disabled Olympic athlete known as "Blade Runner" is accused of killing his girlfriend.
2:19 | 02/15/13

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And a stunning moment from south after kra tonight. An emotional breakdown in court from oscar pistorius, the runner charged with murder. We have the impages from the courtroom. Reporter: The once proud olympian broke down at this first court appearance, weeping as a judge announced he would be charged with premeditated murder. Local media quote police saying his covermodel girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, was shot four times through a BATHROOM DOOR WITH A 9mm PISTOL Recovered from os case mcar pistorius's house on valentine's day. Prosecutors dismissed reports he mistook her for an intruder. And today said they believe he intended to kill her. In his defense the pistorius family issued a statement saying, "the alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms." Oscar pistorius is really flying her! Reporter: Pistorius' fans saw a man driven to win. But others who came to know him say it sometimes went too far. I worried about oscar hurting himself in various ways because he can be very reckless in his driving of his car, driving of his speedboats. He's an adrenaline freak. Reporter: One of his passions was guns. Here tweeting this picture of himself at a shooting range where he was a regular. And in another tweet, expressing his persistent fear of burglars coming into his house. Nothing like getting home to hear the washing machine on and thinking it's an intruder to go into full combat recon mode into the pantry. Friends say they believe the shooting was simply a horrific accident. Ex-girlfriend jenna edkins tweets -- I have dated oscar on and off for five years, not once has he ever lifted a finger to me, made me fear for my life. But police say they've responded to domestic disputes at the home before though not saying if those involved steenkamp. Hi, my name is reeva. Reporter: A 29-year-old law school graduate whose modeling career was just taking off. Reporter: Steenkamp recently competed in a south african reality show. Producers say it will launch as scheduled tomorrow night with special tribute to the life of the young woman. Pistorius will remain in this pretoria jail though the weekend at least until his bail hearing next tuesday. His home remains a crime scene.

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