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Oscar Pistorius appears in South Africa court for bail hearing

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Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of court proceedings in the Pretoria Magistrates court on Feb. 19, 2013.

By Rohit Kachroo, Michelle Kosinski and Tracy Connor, NBC News

Prosecutors told a court Tuesday that there was nothing to support Oscar Pistorius’ claim that he thought his girlfriend was an intruder when he fatally shot her through a locked bathroom door at his home in South Africa.

A bail hearing, described as a “little trial” by one expert, was being held to determine whether the double-amputee athlete known as "Blade Runner" should be freed pending trial.

At the start of the hearing, Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair asked Pistorius "are you well?" to which the athlete shrugged and said "I guess." His eyes welled with tears. Read the full story.


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