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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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Father: Oscar Pistorius acted 'on instinct'

The father of Oscar Pistorius said his son "acted on instinct" as his girlfriend was shot, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: REUTERS/Thembani Makhubele

Henke Pistorius reportedly added that his family had "zero doubt" the athlete had mistakenly shot Reeva Steenkamp thinking she was an intruder.

Pistorius' father told the newspaper: "When you are a sportsman, you act even more on instinct. It's instinct, things happen and that's what you do."

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