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Pistorius in court for a bail hearing

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(CNN) - Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius now faces a charge of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

That ruling came down this morning from a South African judge. But the judge said he will consider downgrading the charge against the so-called "Blade Runner" later. The ruling came after an emotionally draining bail hearing, with prosecutors saying Steenkamp's killing was premeditated.

They say Pistorius shot Steenkamp three times through a bathroom door on Valentine's Day. The defense says Pistorius thought she was an intruder. Prosecutors have not released details about a possible motive in this case.

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