"Blade Runner" Olympian Oscar Pistorius CHARGED With Allegedly MURDERING Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius, the 2012 Olympian who represented for South Africa, has been accused of murdering his girlfriend, aspiring model Reeva Steenkamp. Find out what happened inside....
It's not necessarily YBF news, but it's a shocker you need to know. This morning, Oscar Pistorius aka "Blade Runner" who became an international symbol of inspiration after becoming the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. She was a model and law graduate named Reeva Steenkamp, and the two had reportedly been dating for a few months.
Reeva, who was shot in the hand and head, was found dead at Oscar's home in Pretoria, South Africa. Police, who responded to reports of gun fire at Oscar's upscale housing complex, arrived and found paramedics treating Reeva for gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead and Oscar was taken into custody. The NY Times reports that Oscar claims he mistook Reeva for an "intruder." He even tweeted back in November about almost going "full combat recon" when he thought the sound of his washing machine was an intruder in his home.
Police spokeswoman, Brig. Denise Beukes said reports about there being an intruder had taken her by surprise and she noted that police had responded to previous complaints of a “domestic nature” at Oscar's home before. The couple had reportedly been dating for a few months.
Oscar's father, Henke Pistorius, told the South African Broadcasting Corporation: “I don’t know nothing. It will be extremely obnoxious and rude to speculate. I don’t know the facts. If anyone makes a statement, it will be Oscar. He’s sad at the moment.”
Telegraph UK has up to the minute updates, and Oscar will appear in court this Friday.
An odd & ironic turn of events...especially on Valentine's Day.
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