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Article updated: 2/19/2013 8:34 PM

Pistorius: Thought lover an intruder in shooting

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentine's Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder.

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A woman holds a photo of Reeva Steenkamp, as she leaves her funeral in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Tuesday. Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. The defense lawyer says it was an accidental shooting.

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Oscar Pistorius portrayed himself as a lover caught in tragedy, wielding a pistol and frightened as he stood only on his stumps, then killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder on Valentine's Day. Prosecutors, however, said the double-amputee Olympian committed premeditated murder.
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    • Olympian Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentine’s Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder.
    • A woman holds a photo of Reeva Steenkamp, as she leaves her funeral in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Tuesday. Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day. The defense lawyer says it was an accidental shooting.
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