The Ed Show | February 22, 2013
>>> and we are back. after four days of combative hearing, world famous athlete, olympic athlete oscar pistorius has been granted bail. also known as the blade runner , pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend in south africa on valentine's day. pistorius is facing one count of premeditated murder. earlier today, a magistrate released the double amputee on bail, set at $112,000. michelle kosinski of nbc has the latest details from south africa .
>> hi, ed, right. this finally did happen. after four tense days of arguments. and when it was finally read out, oscar pistorius sobbed, broke down, his body shaking. and even though you might say that this was fully expected, the judge really kept everyone guessing. i mean his ruling lasted two hours. in it he criticized prosecutors, saying that their witness, this chief police investigator presented flawed evidence. some of the things he said were just wrong, you should have done more work on the case. but that doesn't mean that the state's case is not strong. then he criticized pistorius , saying he had problems with his account of what happened early that morning, saying if he felt so vulnerable, so scared as he claimed that he had to grab his gun and start shooting, not knowing who was in that bathroom, why did he rush right into the danger? but ultimately, he ruled that pistorius was not a flight risk, not a danger to the community, and released him on bail. pistorius has to surrender his passports, his guns, can't use drugs or alcohol, can't return to the scene of the alleged crime, which is his house. needs permission to leave his town, and will have to check in with police twice a week. ed?
>> that was nbc's michelle kosinski reporting from pretoria, south africa .
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