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Oscar Pistorius' father, Henke, tried to comfort his son as he left the courtroom today.
He reached out and grabbed Oscar's arm as he was being led out of the courtroom and the pair held eye contact for a few seconds.
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:
A statement from Oscar Pistorius' agent says that he disputes the murder charge in the "strongest possible terms", Reuters reports.
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.
Reporters are crowding around the gates of the court waiting for Oscar Pistorius to leave.
These photographs show a gun in an evidence bag being held by a police officer investigating the death of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius will be held at a police station until his next hearing. This tweeted photo shows him leaving the court.
All photographers were asked to leave the courtroom in Pretoria before Oscar Pestorius' entered.
The magistrate has ruled that the hearing can not be broadcast live, but videos and photographs can be taken during breaks in proceedings.
South African media is reporting that that Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, four times through a bathroom door, Reuters reports.
Sprinter Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a magistrate's court in South Africa charged with murdering his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.
An officer appeared to be using a notepad to cover the Olympic and Paralympic star's face as the police car he was travelling in passed a crowd of photographers outside the court.
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Pistorius will concentrate on defending himself against allegations that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's morning.
The South African press say the weapon is a key piece of police evidence, but Pistorius' family said the death is a 'tragic accident.'