'Bladerunner' Pistorius charged with girlfriend's murder in court

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 09:20 hrs

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged by a South African prosecutor with the murder of 29-year old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The 26-year-old, also known as Bladerunner, appeared in the dock at the Pretoria court in a black suit, blue shirt and grey tie and stared straight ahead anxiously, the Herald Sun reports.

Pistorius' father Henke and siblings, Aimee and Carl, were in court at the start of his bail hearing on Tuesday, seated behind the defence in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, the paper said.

The prosecutor argued Pistorius, who is seeking bail at the hearing, committed premeditated murder, the paper reported. (ANI)

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