South African Olympic Runner Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, Charged with Murder … Claims of Accidentally Shooting His Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp When he mistook her for an Intruder
The Blade Runner: From Olympic Hero to Arrested for Murder …
South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The incident occurred at 4 am at Pistorius’ home in Petrotia, north-east of Johannesburg. According to the police, 30 year old Reeva Steenkamp was shot in the head, the chest and the arm. Some are reporting that they think that Oscar Pistorius may have mistakenly thought she was an intruder and it was a Valentine Day’s surprise that went terribly wrong. Just yesterday, Steenkamp spoke excitedly on Twitter about her plans for Valentine’s Day.She said: ‘What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay’. However, Pistorius has still been charged with murder. Complicating matter is the fact that the police have been called to his home on several occasions since 2011 to deal with ‘allegations of a domestic nature’. Police officials said they plan to oppose the international track star’s expected application for bail at a court hearing scheduled for later on Thursday.
South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder and is in custody after reportedly shooting his girlfriend dead in the middle of the night after mistaking her for a burglar.
It happened at 4am this morning and the woman may have been killed after a Valentine’s Day surprise went tragically wrong at his mansion in Pretoria.
The dead woman is Reeva Steenkamp, 30, a former FHM model who has been dating the 26-year-old for two months.
She was shot in the head, the chest and the arm, police in the country have said, and Mr Pistorius will appear in court later today after a blood test in hospital.
Pretoria police spokeswoman Denise Beukes confirmed he had been charged with murder, adding they had been called to his home on several occasions since 2011 to deal with ‘allegations of a domestic nature’.
Just yesterday Miss Steenkamp spoke excitedly on Twitter about her plans for Valentine’s Day.
She said: ‘What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay’
From Olympic hero to being charged with murder. In 2012 South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius made history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. Now he faces murder charges.
UPDATE I: More from NBC, VIDEO
A publicist for Reeva Steenkamp, a model whom Pistorius was dating, confirmed to NBC’s TODAY that her client was dead. She described the incident as a “huge loss for everyone and too shocking for words.”
UPDATE II: According to reports, Oscar Pistorius has been held as his bail hearing has been postponed.
UPDATE III: ‘I Am The Bullet In The Chamber’ Nike Ad Taken Off Pistorius’ Website Following Murder Charge
UPDATE IV: Oscar Pistorius formally charged with murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Prosecutors say they will pursue a premeditated murder charge against Oscar Pistorius as the Paralympic superstar openly wept in court Friday after being charged with shooting his girlfriend to death.
Pistorius was formally charged at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court with one count of murder.