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Bail for the Blade Runner?

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  • South African judge expected to rule on bail for alleged killer Oscar Pistorius Tuesday
  • 'Bold facts make this a pre-planned murder' says prosecution
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 19, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence.

A South African judge has ruled paralympian Oscar Pistorius WILL face premeditated murder charges in the death of his girlfriend.

During this morning's bail hearing the prosecution laid out what it says happened on the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in Pistorius' home.  The so-called Blade Runner is reportedly crying whenever he hears Steenkamp's name.

Prosecutors claim Pistorius took the time to attach his legs then walked about 20 feet to the bathroom door and shot four times through it. They say, "The bold facts make this a preplanned murder."

The prosecution attacked Pistorius' assertion that he thought his girlfriend was an intruder, saying, "We have a woman who locked herself in a small bathroom and she couldn't go anywhere. It must have been horrific…" 

The defense argued that it was not premeditated. In an affidavit, Pistorius said he was “absolutely mortified at death of my beloved Reeva.”  His lawyers also asked if the prosecutor has an eyewitness who saw Pistorius putting on his prosthetic legs and walking to the bathroom.

Later this morning the judge is expected to rule on whether Pistorius will be granted bail. HLN sports anchor Carlos Diaz will keep you updated in the Bleacher Report during Morning Express with Robin Meade.

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