Pistorius arrives for 2nd day of bail hearing

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Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on Feb. 19, 2013. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius is at the court building for the second day of his bail hearing, arriving in a police car with a blue blanket covering his head.

Prosecutors were preparing Wednesday to outline why they believe the double-amputee Olympian murdered his girlfriend.

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Pistorius says the killing of Reeva Steenkamp was accidental and that he shot her by mistake in fear of an intruder in his house in South Africa.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court he will elaborate on the state's version that Steenkamp and the athlete had a fight and that she fled to the toilet before Pistorius shot through the door four times and killed her.

Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder. The magistrate says his defense must offer "exceptional" reasons for him to be freed on bail.

Pistorius wept uncontrollably at the first day of the two-day bail hearingas as he listened to his attorney read his statement to the court. Pistorius said he awoke before dawn and was on his balcony when he heard a noise and became alarmed because the bathroom window, which had no security bars, was open and workers had left ladders nearby.

Pistorius says he had been a victim of crime before, and the noise filled him "with horror and fear."

Prosecutors say Pistorius' claim is not credible and that he intended to kill Steenkamp. They say the couple had argued and the 29-year-old model was trapped in the bathroom with no escape when Pistorius shot her.

(Associated Press)

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