11:10 AM EST, February 15, 2013
Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius broke down in court as prosecutors revealed they plan to charge him with pre-meditated murder in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. The one-time Olympic hero was comforted by his father.
His courtroom breakdown comes as more details emerge of exactly what happened on Valentine's night at his luxury South African home.
Cops say model Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times through the door of a bathroom. Witnesses claim they heard screams.
The shocking death is front page news around the globe.
The London Sun said: "3 Shots. Screams. Silence. Then... 3 more shots."
The New York Post said, "Blade Slays Blonde"
And we're learning that Oscar Pistorius had a complex love life. The Olympic hero and millionaire playboy dated a succession of beautiful blondes. The mother of one ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor is even suggesting that the Olympian has a history of abuse, writing on Facebook. "I'm so glad Sammy is safe and out of the clutches of that man."
But another ex, Jenna Edkins is coming out in support of Pistorius, tweeting: "I would just like to say, I have dated Oscar on and off for 5 years, NOT ONCE has he EVER lifted a finger to me."
The Pistorius family is also speaking out today, denying that the Blade Runner intentionally gunned down his girlfriend.
"The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," said the family.