Thursday, February 14, 2013

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius arrested after his girlfriend is shot dead at his home

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, around 4am this morning shot dead hismodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria. Friends of Oscar think its a Valentine's Day surprise gone wrong. Oscar, 26 and Reeva, 30 (pictured together above), have been dating for many months. Reeve was shot several times in the head, chest and arm.

Oscar, known as the “Blade Runner” for his racing prosthetics and also dubbed 'the fastest man on no-legs', has been charged with murder and is currently in police custody. He is believed to have told police he thought she was an intruder.

Police said they found a 9mm pistol at the scene and will charge the athlete to court later today.

Pistorius, who races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs,was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400 semi-finals in London 2012.

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