February 15th, 2013
08:31 AM ET

'Blade runner' Pistorius weeps as he's charged in girlfriend's death

[Updated at 8:31 a.m. ET] South African sports icon Oscar Pistorius broke into tears Friday when a judge officially charged him with his girlfriend's killing on Valentine's Day.

A grim-faced Pistorius, dressed in a dark suit, shook uncontrollably with his head buried in his hands during the hearing at a packed courtroom in Pretoria.

[Posted at 2:03 a.m. ET] He is a South African sports icon whose Olympic debut with artificial legs inspired the world and earned him the nickname "Blade Runner."

But on Friday, Oscar Pistorius arrived in court for a bail hearing in his model girlfriend's killing.

During the hearing, he will be officially named a suspect in the fatal shooting on Valentine's Day, which has shocked fans worldwide.

Police found Reeva Steenkamp in a pool of blood early Thursday in the runner's home at an exclusive gated community in the capital of Pretoria.

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  1. Where

    What? Nothing about the meteor strike in Russia here? I can't watch video but I at least expected to find an article "Just In".

    February 15, 2013 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The government and the press don't want you to be concerned about being struck by a meteor.
    What happens to "Blade Runner" really doesn't affect you.
    What is your opinion of this alleged crime? Do you think that there should be more of these, or would you like to read about them?

    February 15, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Apparently the gentleman was Pistoffius.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Opinions!

    Really sad incident.....! I am surprised why most western media( incl CNN) are already trying to portray an image of ' deeply grieving and fallen hero image of Oscar.." ...everything so far points to a pre-meditated murder and if you are one, what do you think your attorneys would advice? Be a good actor, thats your only hope! Let there be a fair trial ..

    February 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |