South Africa's Pistorius disputes murder charge: agent

JOHANNESBURG Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:48am EST

South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius breaks down during his court appearance in Pretoria February 15, 2013. Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, broke down in tears on Friday after he was charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house. REUTERS/Antonie de Ras

South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius breaks down during his court appearance in Pretoria February 15, 2013. Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, broke down in tears on Friday after he was charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house.

Credit: Reuters/Antonie de Ras

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius disputes a murder charge laid against him on Friday "in the strongest possible terms," his agent said in a statement.

Pistorius was charged with shooting dead his girlfriend in the early hours of Thursday.

(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Jon Herskovitz)

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