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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.

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

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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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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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Pistorius did not enter a plea.

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

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