Pistorius is 'humbled and broken'

A preacher who prayed with Oscar Pistorius yesterday in a police cell has told ITV News he "saw a very humbled and broken young man." The Paralympian is in court tomorrow charged with the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He denies the charge.

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Oscar 'sends deepest sympathies' to girlfriend's family

A reporter for the AP news agency has cited a statement from Oscar Pistorius' family saying that the runner wishes to send his sympathies to relatives of his girlfriend Reeva SteenKamp:

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Oscar Pistorius' family statement: "The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms."

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Pistorius family disputes murder charge:"He has made it very clear that he would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva"

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Pistorious family statement stresses that he "has been an inspiration to others the world over."

Lawyer: Pistorius not getting 'special treatment'

Times journalist Lucy Bannerman has cited Oscar Pistorius' lawyer as saying that his client is not getting "special treatment" by being allowed to stay in a police station, rather than in prison.

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#Pistorius 's defence counsel told me after hearing, it was unusual to allow murder suspects to stay in a police station rather than prison.

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His lawyer says #Pistorius is not getting special treatment, by being allowed to stay in policestation; it's to accommodate visiting hours.

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Pistorius investigators take handgun as evidence

These photographs show a gun in an evidence bag being held by a police officer investigating the death of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend.

A handgun is seen in an evidence bag Credit: APTN
A handgun is seen in an evidence bag Credit: APTN

Yesterday morning South African police told the media that a 9mm pistol has been recovered from the scene of the shooting.

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