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South African media reported on Friday that Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home.

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Pistorius broke down in tears on Friday after he was charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend in his Pretoria house.

The 26-year-old Olympic and Paralympic superstar stood with head bowed in front of magistrate Desmond Nair to hear the murder charge read out, then started sobbing, covering his face with his hands.

“Take it easy,” Nair told him. “Come take a seat.”

The security guards found Pistorius by Steenkamp’s body in the bathroom

Prosecutors told the Pretoria court they would argue the shooting of 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Thursday was pre-meditated.

Steenkamp, a model and regular on the South African party scene…

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