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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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  • Valentina

    @Accountability.: When I posted the comment, that piece of information wasn’t disclosed. My comment was intended to make the people realise that we shouldn’t judge anyone without knowing all the facts. Sometimes, life takes turns wilder than those in a script of a Hollywood movie. I will admit, though, that I have admired and respected this man for too long to not at least give him and his version the benefit of the doubt. Whichever the way you see it, a lot of lives are distroyed by this sad event; Reeva’s life is lost and hers and Oscar’s family’s lives are in pieces.

  • emilo123

    He killed her. People are siding with this nut cause hes a cripple. Stupid.
    What if Michael Phelps did this? I bet people would pounce on him and call him all sorts of things.

  • Frozoid

    @Manoush: Um, NO. Police have totally debunked that “story.” His neighbors heard him screaming at his girlfriend for hours before he shot her. Do your homework and read up on the latest.

  • Lady Aurora

    @Valentina: I agree with u Valentina. I do wonder just one thing? Did she know that Oscar had guns in his house? I mean because she could have thought while sneaking into the nite. Like Oscar had guns he could believe Im a burglar specially if I sneak into his house at 3AM!!!!! he could have bring his guns I better leave

  • Valentina

    @Lady Aurora: From what is being said, they were on visible places: he had a gun next to his bed, a machine gun against his window and baseball and cricket bats all around the house. If she’d been to his place at least once, she must’ve known.

  • Ale


    I read he shoot 4 times in the room but only two bullets caught her, one in the head and one in the arm. He thought was a burglar, she entered at his home on 3am while he was sleeping to surprise him. He thought was a burglar…and we’re talking about South Africa where robbery is in the order of the day and everyone has a gun at home…for an invalid is even double hard. This story learns to never do such stupid surprises!!

  • Ale


    He lives in a private property, a big house in South Africa…this neighbors story is all BS!!

  • Jasmine

    So completely heartbreaking.