Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is charged with the death of his girlfriend
February 14, 2013
The Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is accused by South African police of having murdered his girlfriend, who appeared killed last Thursday at the athlete’s home in Pretoria of two gunshots.
The police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale, said: “he is being accused of murdering a 26 year old woman.”
“Pistorius and his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, were the only people in the place at the time of the crime.” “No more suspects in the case and witnesses reported previous incidents of domestic nature in the home of both.”
The police investigation was launched to find the body of a 30 year old woman at the home of Pistorius, popularly known as ‘Blade Runner’.
Mogale told Reuters that they found a nine-millimeter pistol caliber in the scene and arrested a 26 year old man.
Medics and police reported that “the woman died due to two shots, one in the head.”
Police sources and media had reported that “an accidental death could occur after the gunman mistook her for a burglar who had entered his home.”
When arrested, Pistorius told that he: “had shot his girlfriend after mistaken her for an intruder who had entered his home.”
Pistorius had stated in an interview for the Olympic Games: “I slept with a gun next to the bed and a machine gun at the window,” which reveal certain obsession with the security.
Reeva Steenkamp, in the latest edition of the weekly ‘Sunday Independent’, described him as’ a man ‘flawless’ and’ always attentive when making gifts’.
Oscar Pistorius was born without a fibula in both legs, and he used carbon prostheses to become the first disabled athlete to share the London 2012 Olympic Games, reaching the semifinals of 400 meters.