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Oscar Pistorius denies Reeva Steenkamp South Africa murder

South African Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has strongly rejected a charge that he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Ms Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, was shot dead at Mr Pistorius's home near Pretoria on Thursday.

Appearing in court in Pretoria, Mr Pistorius wept as prosecutors vowed to pursue a charge of premeditated murder.

The BBC's Andrew Harding reports.

  • 15 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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