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Oscar Pistorius Weeps During Court Hearing

The Olympic hero may face life in prison for shooting his model girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.

1. Oscar Pistorius stood before South African prosecutors and wept Friday, as they announced intent to charge him with premeditated murder.

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3. According to reports, Pistorius cried uncontrollably, sobbing “loud enough for his cries to be heard over the more than 100 spectators gathered for the hearing.”

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4. At one point, Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir, who barred TV stations and photographers from documenting the session, told Pistorius to “Take it easy.”

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5. Pistorius did not enter a plea.

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6. In a statement issued later, his family and management said the “alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms.”

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