PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Olympian Oscar Pistorius has entered a magistrate's court in South Africa's capital for a bail hearing in the killing of his model girlfriend.
Prosecutors say they will press a charge of premeditated murder against the 26-year-old Paralympian and Olympic athlete. Pistorius' family says police evidence will show there should be no murder charge.
Pistorius, in a gray suit, blue shirt and tie appeared solemn on Tuesday. He nodded after the chief magistrate asked if he was well.
The shooting death in the early hours of Valentine's Day of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in Pistorius' home in a gated neighborhood has shocked South Africans and many around the world who idolized Pistorius for overcoming adversity to become a superstar, the first disabled person allowed to compete in the London Olympics last year.