Full text of Oscar Pistorius' statement rejecting murder charge

He has made it very clear that he would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva. He would also like to express his thanks through us today for all the messages of support he has received -- but as stated our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family - regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy.

updated: February 15, 2013 20:06 IST
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Johannesburg: Following is the full text of the statement issued by Oscar Pistorius's family and management company in which he disputed the allegation he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp "in the strongest terms".

"Firstly, and most importantly, all our thoughts today must be with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp.

"Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms.

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