South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp are seen at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, Nov. 4, 2012. (Credit: AP)
A South African prosecutor charges Olympian Oscar Pistorius with the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend.
The prosecutor says Pistorius shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp four times through the bathroom door of his home in a guarded and gated complex in the South African capital, Pretoria. The prosecutor told the court the door had been broken open.
The family of the 26-year-old Paralympian and Olympic athlete says police evidence will show there should be no murder charge in the Valentine's Day shooting.
Pistorius, in a gray suit, blue shirt and tie appeared grim and solemn in court. He nodded after the chief magistrate asked if he was well.