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Paralympic athlete officially charged with murder

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Prosecutors say they'll pursue a charge of premeditated murder against Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Pistorius wept during Friday's hearing in a Pretoria court.

At one point sobbing so loudly that the chief magistrate told him, "take it easy."

Pistorius' family and management issued a statement disputing the murder charge and offering him sympathies to Reeva Steenkamp's family.

If convicted, Pistorius could face life in prison.

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