updated 02/19/2013 AT 10:45 AM ET
•originally published 02/19/2013 AT 7:20 AM ET
Charges against Oscar Pistorius have been upgraded to premeditated murder, after the judge in Pretoria, South Africa, said during Tuesday’s bail hearing that he could not rule out the possibility that the “Blade Runner” track star planned the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, reports CNN.
Magistrate Desmond Nair said he would consider downgrading the charge at a later date. Wearing a blue shirt and gray suit, and sometimes clenching his jaw, Pistorius also openly wept in the packed courtroom as prosecutors provided details of their accusations.
Prosecutors said Pistorius, 26, opened fire on Steenkamp, 29, four times through a locked bathroom door of his home in a gated community last Thursday after attaching his prosthetic legs and walking more than 20 feet from a bedroom.