Pistorius Shot Girlfriend Through Bathroom Door: Reports

Runner in tears after murder charge

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 15, 2013 3:45 AM CST | Updated Feb 15, 2013 7:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Covering his face, South African runner Oscar Pistorius arrived at a Pretoria court today via police car, the BBC reports. After being charged with one count of murder, he was in tears; prosecutors are making a case that the crime was premeditated, the AP notes. The court pushed Pistorius' bail hearing to next week in the case that found his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, dead in his home. In the meantime, Pistorius will stay in the police station.

Pistorius is doing "very well, obviously emotional, but fine," his lawyer says. Meanwhile, a forensic team is set to continue an investigation of his house as more details emerge in the case. After reports yesterday suggested Pistorious mistook Steenkamp for an intruder, local media is now suggesting he shot her four times through the bathroom door, Sky News reports. Time cites local reports suggesting that police were first called to the Pistorius home shortly after midnight by neighbors who heard a loud argument. Then they were called back after the shooting, just two hours later.

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.   (AP Photo)
Oscar Pistorius, centre, is led from the Boschkop police station east of Pretoria, en route to court, Friday Feb. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo)
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