Oscar Pistorius Charged in Shooting Death of Girlfriend

The Olympic runner known as "Blade Runner" was charged with his model girlfriend's murder.
2:16 | 02/15/13

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We're going to turn, now, to the other story making huge headlines around the world. The olympic hero, oscar pistorius. He was in court this morning in south africa, where he was formally charged with the murder of his model girlfriend. Bazi kanani has more on this story. Reporter: The world-famous athlete once again hid from the cameras police and family escorted him from the jailhouse where he spent last night, to the courthouse, where he stood before a judge and a packed courtroom. He put his face in his hands and sobbed. Oscar pistorius, a six-time paralympic gold medalist. And first double-amputee to compete in the olympics, is now accused of the valentine's day murder of his stunning cover model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. At about 3:00 a.M., Steenkamp was shot four times with a 9 millimeter pistol, probably this one recovered from pistorius' home, in a heavy-guarded luxury estate. Local media reported he had mistaken steenkamp as a burglar. But investigators have another theory. Allegations of domestic -- Reporter: Pistorius has been arrested for assaulting a woman before. And neighbors say the estate has surveillance video showing steenkamp entering the night before, and not in the early-morning hours when she could have surprised pistorius. At the end of the day, we will all know the story, the true story. Must never forget what reeva stood for. Reporter: As a family, grieves the loss of a young woman they call generous and loving, the billboards featuring an international role model are coming down. And his fans are waiting to learn how a hero -- pistorius begins to fly. Reporter: -- Ends up here. Oscar pistorius is back in jail. He will return to court tuesday for the bail hearing that was postponed today. Meanwhile, a coroner is completing the autopsy on his girlfriend's body. And police are back at his house today gathering more evidence. Elizabeth? What a story. Bazi, thank you so much.

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