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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's uncle: Athlete was happy in private life

Paralympic Athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the police station following his arrest for allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend. Credit: PA

Oscar Pistorius' uncle spoke today of how close the Paralympic star was to his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and said his nephew was "happier in his private life than he had been for a long time."

Arnold Pistorius, speaking from his home in Pretoria, told reporters: "As you can imagine our entire family is devastated, we are in a state of total shock - firstly about the tragic death of Reeva who we had all got to know well and care for deeply over the last few months.

"All of us saw at first hand how close she had become to Oscar during that time and how happy they were. They had plans together and Oscar was happier in his private life than he had been for a long time.

"We are all grieving for Reeva, her family and her friends."

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