Olympics and Paralympics superstar Oscar Pistorius has been arrested and charged for allegedly murdering his girlfriend in his house in Pretoria, South Africa.
The 26-year old double-leg amputee, nicknamed ‘Blade Runner’ for being the first person to compete in the Olympics with both legs amputated, was arrested around 3 am this Thursday morning. Police said that his girlfriend, 30-year old law graduate and aspiring model Reeva Steenkamp, was shot four times in the hand and head with a 9mm pistol found near her body.
Pistorius was charged with murder based on the fact that he was the only one at home when the incident occurred. Besides, the police in the area are saying that there had ‘previously been incidents at the home of Mr. Oscar Pistorius,’ adding, however, that they ‘are not sure’ of the allegations that Pistorius is the killer.
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