Pistorius committed premeditated murder: prosecutor

PRETORIA Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:13am EST

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PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African prosecutors will argue that international sports star Oscar Pistorius committed premeditated murder when he shot his girlfriend dead at his luxury home, they told a Pretoria court on Friday.

'Blade Runner' Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, broke down in tears after being formally charged in the court with the murder of his girlfriend the previous day.

(Reporting by David Dolan; Writing by Jon Herskovitz)