Oscar Pistorius issues statement; rejects murder charge in `strongest terms`
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Pretoria, South Africa: In a statement issued by South African Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius' agent, the Paralympian said that he disputed the charge in the "strongest terms".
"Firstly, and most importantly, all our thoughts today must be with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp," the statement said.
"Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," the statement added.
Oscar Pistorius broke into tears in court on Friday as his defence against charges of "premeditated murder" began at the Pretoria Magistrates` Court. He allegedly shot his girlfriend in the early hours on Thursday morning.
Magistrate Desmond Nair agreed to allow Oscar Pistorius to be held at a police station in Brooklyn, Pretoria, instead of being put in a local prison. He also agreed to shift the bail hearing to Tuesday, when the court will reconvene.
The charge against the Paralympic hero is of "premeditated murder" as the prosecution does not believe it was an accident.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Jayalalithaa's last rites performed by her close friend and aide Sasikala Natarajan
- Jayalalithaa's funeral procession: Sea of mourners gather to pay last respects
- Panel discussion over continuous chaos in Parliament on demonetisation
- Watch: Jayalalithaa's last rites performed by her close friend and aide Sasikala Natarajan - Part II
- DNA: Know why Jayalalithaa was buried and not cremated
- Twitter users blast Arvind Kejriwal as he says 'Modi will never appoint a Muslim Vice President no matter what Jung does'
- RBI to issue new Rs 100 banknotes, old notes to continue as legal tender
- Airtel’s free 4G internet offer may be a ploy to steal your data
- Pakistan International Airlines plane from Chitral to Islamabad crashes near Havelian, 48 people dead
- Gali Janardhana Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money by paying 20% commission, claims driver's suicide note