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Double Amputee Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Charged with Killing Girlfriend

Double Amputee Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Charged with Killing Girlfriend

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who became famous after becoming the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, has been charged today with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day (February 14) in South Africa.

The 26-year-old runner is accused of shooting his 30-year-old aspiring model and law graduate student girlfriend at his home in a luxury apartment complex, according to the New York Times.

A court date for bail has been set for tomorrow.

Oscar won two gold medals and one silver medal at last year’s Paralympic Games in London.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.

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offtheproperty @ 02/14/2013 at 11:14 am

It’s a shame such a terrible thing happened to such an amazing girl who was so generous that she gave herself to a guy with no legs. Only bad things happen when people don’t accept themselves and what they have in life. He never should have been allowed to compete in the Olympics.

# 2

Horrific! I wish more women would break away from abusive situations as fast as possible, because this is often the outcome when you don’t leave.

# 3

Wow! Didn’t see this happening. He has a history of Domestic violence. RIP Reeva Steenkamp. So sad.

# 4

Wow why JJ doesn’t say that he thought she was a robber? Apparently, she wanted to surprise him for valentines by sneaking up into his apartment. It was a accident!

# 5

He thought she was a burglar. A valentines surprise gone wrong. It was a horrific accident not a cold abusive murder as the two people wrongly perceived.

# 6

Affairs of the heart get people every time. You must use your mind! Get away. So sad.

# 7

None of you have any information on WHAT and WHY this happened, so please stop making assumptions. Don’t accuse someone of being an abuser unless you are 100% sure if that actually is the fact.

# 8

@Manoush: @Manoush:
i call bullshit. that statement didn’t come from the police.

# 9

@Manoush: i read somewhere that he thought she was an intruder. i actually just heard the valentines story from u

people are defending him? even if it was a burglar, you dont shoot him/her 4 times in the head

Stupid guns many lives lost in vain…?

Holy crap i remember being so proud of this guy at the Olympics ! Screw him go to hell


OMG! This is horrible and I totally agree with you that he should not have participated in ‘regular’ Olympics. The poor family of this beautiful young girl. I cannot imagine what they are going through. Just horrible.


They’re idiots if they are defending him. If there were issues in the relationship he should have ended it and left her alone. So fuc*** sad!

vroomvroom @ 02/14/2013 at 12:15 pm

sad, just sad

No way was this an accident. You don’t shoot someone four times, even if it was an intruder. He meant to kill! Another sad case of domestic violence and mostly likely the ******* is going to get away with it.

wow she’s soooo pretty, surprised she was an aspiring model and not a professional…. what a shame

the intruder story is gonna be his defence, but sounds silly, the odds are he is a cold blooded murderer. poor girl RIP

Accident? No. You don’t shoot someone four times “accidentally.” So sad too, she’s a gorgeous girl who could of gone so far in life. RIP!

@Manoush: The police say it wasn’t an accident. There was a domestic dispute overheard by neighbours beforehand.

@Anna: In the SA press in the past there have been issues with Pistorius, drinking and violence.

Valentina @ 02/14/2013 at 1:20 pm

@Isis Lara: Imagine the situation: you’re alone in your house, sleeping, not expecting anyone. You know you live in a violent city and country, so you have weapons around you, just like most of your compatriots, so that you could defend yourself, should there be any need. You also know that you are a double amputee, so you can’t run away that easily. In the middle of the night someone wakes you up, you grab your gun and in the state of shock that you find yourself in, you fire the gun four times, in the dark, trying to save yourself.
I’m not trying to justify or defend anyone, but no one but him knows what went on that evening. He’s someone I’ve admired for such a long time and I refuse to believe that he committed such an atrocity knowing that was his girlfriend without substantial evidence. If he did it knowing it was her, he should and will pay. If he didn’t know it was her, he’s just killed someone he loved and was loved by, his entire world collapsed and every day for the rest of his life will be the worst imaginable version of hell. I’m only saying that we shouldn’t condemn anyone, therefore neither Oscar, without knowing all the details. And who knows if we’ll ever know everything about it.

He obviously has serious anger issues. It’s a shame it had to end in violence.

Rat B*stard.
After everyone supported him through his efforts during the Olympics, only now do we see what type of person he really is.
***********, you son of a b*tch.

Sweet fantasy you have there. You can’t accidentally shoot someone four times in the head. Since they would have dropped after the first bullet, he would have had to re-target. And since you can’t re-target in the dark that accurately, he would have had to have the light on. Meaning that HE KNEW IT WAS HER.

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