Prosecutor Charges Pistorius With Premeditated Murder

Prosecutor Charges Pistorius With Premeditated Murder

Olympian Oscar Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentine’s Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder.

In an affidavit revealed during the bail hearing, Pistorius said he was β€œabsolutely mortified” over his girlfriend’s death, and that he shot through the door thinking it was a burglar on the other side who had broken into his home through the bathroom window. He claims he then broke down the door with a cricket bat.

CBS News, AP