PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A South African prosecutor charged Olympian Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his model girlfriend.
The prosecutor said Tuesday that Pistorius shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp four times through the bathroom door of his home in a guarded and gated complex in the South African capital, Pretoria.
Police had said they would press a graver charge of premeditated murder against the 26-year-old Paralympian and Olympic athlete. Pistorius' family says police evidence will show there should be no murder charge in the Valentine's Day shooting.
Pistorius, in a gray suit, blue shirt and tie appeared grim and solemn in court. He nodded after the chief magistrate asked if he was well.
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