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Olympian Oscar Pistorius back in court for bond hearing

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Oscar Pistorius spent much of the day in tears as prosecutors in South Africa revealed new details about their premeditated murder case against him.

The athlete sobbed in the closed court hearing as a detective described how he found Reeva Steenkamp lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in Pistorius' home, her body wrapped in towels.

Prosecutors say the runner cornered his lover in a bathroom the size of locker and opened fire, hitting her in the head, arm, and hip.

Pistorius claims he thought she was an intruder.

The Paralympic superstar, known as the Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs, says he was not wearing them when he opened fire.

But a police detective says the bullets were fired through the top of the bathroom door, suggesting the athlete was on his artificial legs.

Police also say a neighbor heard non-stop shouting , but the defense points out that witness lives half a mile away.

And the defense also fought back after a detective said he found boxes of steroids and needles in the Olympian's bedroom.

Pistorius' lawyers say the officer read the label in the dark, and what he found was an herbal remedy.

The case has not even gone to trial yet, but South Africans are watching their national hero's murder case closely.

Police say Pistorius is a flight risk and should be kept in jail until trial.

The bail hearing enters its third day tomorrow. The judge said Pistorius' defense team would have to prove "exceptional circumstances" that would justify granting bail.

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