PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) ~ World-famed track star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp who was shot four times inside his home in South Africa.
Pistorius became a household name in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Known as the “Blade Runner” for his high-tech artificial legs, Pistorius captured the hearts of South Africans for his courage and determination in participating in the Olympics. In spite of the love from his countrymen, police say there have been problems.
There have “previously been incidents at the home of Mr. Oscar Pistorius,” said police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beukes.
That’s all that police will say right now. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but, according to SI.com Beukes said that the 26-year-old Pistorius was at his home at the time of the death of Steenkamp and “there is no other suspect involved.” His hearing was scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but has been postponed until Friday so the forensic team can gather evidence.
The initial thoughts were that an intruder shot Steenkamp, but those have been found to be false. We’re still not sure of Pistorius’ story. We still don’t know what has happened.
This is very, very sad story and for both the families of Pistorius and Steenkamp, there are still many questions to be answered.
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