Oscar Pistorius has claimed he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder when he shot and killed her at his home in South Africa last week.
But at his bail hearing, the prosecution said Pistorius had opened fire, knowing it was Reeva Steenkamp.
A private funeral ceremony was held for the 29-year-old today.
ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Pretoria.
During Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing earlier today, the court heard a statement read out by his lawyer on his behalf.
It described the events leading up to Reeva Steenkamp's death when he said he mistook her for an intruder and the "devastating loss" of his "beloved".
In an open letter the International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven has spoken about his shock after the arrest of Oscar Pistorius after the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Sir Philip said:
"On Thursday morning we all woke up to terribly tragic news; news we did not think was possible, and news at first we did not want to hear, believe, or start to comprehend. It was the world’s biggest news story of the day and unfortunately it involved one of our leading athletes.
"My personal reaction was one of total shock and disbelief, followed by deep sympathy and condolences for the family of Reeva Steenkamp, who has tragically lost her life."
After being told he would face the charge of pre-mediated murder Oscar Pistorius left the court room in Pretoria.
The bail hearing will resume tomorrow morning.
The court is due to reconvene tomorrow at 9am local time (7am GMT). The Magistrate asks Oscar Pistorius if he is "OK" with that: "Yes, your worship," he answers.
Pistorius' eyes are bloodshot. His arms crossed. He is composed as he prepares to be taken back to a cell for a sixth night in custody.
In a statement from Justin Divaris, who is at Reeva Steenkamp's memorial today, he said, "Oscar would often tell me how much he loved Reeva."
The court in Pretoria was told that, "Reeva and Oscar had nothing but love for each other" in a statement from Reeva's best friend.
Oscar Pistorius, trembling, is asked by the Magistrate if he agrees with the affidavit as it was read out "Yes, sir - yes your worship," he answers.
Now on to a second statement from a friend; "Oscar told me that his relationship with Reeva was not like any of his previous relationships"
"It was clear that Oscar really loved her (Reeva)... He is a humble, generous, kind person."
Oscar Pistorius has said that he fired shots at the toilet door thinking an intruder had climbed through the bathroom window in an affidavit.
He claims he used a cricket bat to break down the bathroom door. He went on to say that he was, "absolutely mortified at the death of my beloved Reeva."