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UPDATE: Family of Olympian Pistorius dispute murder claims

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Courtesy: Antione de Ras/Independent Newspapers Ltd South Africa/AP Photo Courtesy: Antione de Ras/Independent Newspapers Ltd South Africa/AP Photo

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (WKOW) -- The family of Oscar Pistorius and his management releases a statement saying they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend "in the strongest terms."

Pistorius wept in court when prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder. Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The statement released by the Pistorius family says: "The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms." It also said that Pistorius "would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva."

Pistorius will be held at a police station until Tuesday when he appears in court again for a bail hearing.

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (AP) -- Prosecutors will pursue a premeditated murder charge against Olympian Oscar Pistorius, who openly cried in court Friday morning.

Pistorius was formally charged with one county of murder after police say he shot and killed his girlfriend. Model Reeva Steenkamp was found dead at Pistorius' home early Thursday morning.

Pistorius stood with his face in his hands as he broke down in tears on his first court appearance.

The magistrate delayed Pistorius' bail hearing until next Tuesday and Wednesday and ruled that the 26-year-old Pistorius would be held at a Pretoria police station until then.

 

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