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'Blade Runner' Pistorius shoots girlfriend dead
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'Blade Runner' Pistorius shoots girlfriend dead

Feb 14 2013, 4:56am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) South Africa's iconic athlete Oscar Pistorius, famously known as the 'Blade Runner', has been arrested Thursday over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend at his house in Silverlakes, Pretoria.

Johannesburg, Feb 14 — South Africa's iconic athlete Oscar Pistorius, famously known as the 'Blade Runner', has been arrested Thursday over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend at his house in...

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius shoots girlfriend dead

Feb 14 2013, 4:56am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) South Africa's iconic athlete Oscar Pistorius, famously known as the 'Blade Runner', has been arrested Thursday over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend at his house in Silverlakes, Pretoria.

Johannesburg, Feb 14 — South Africa's iconic athlete Oscar Pistorius, famously known as the 'Blade Runner', has been arrested Thursday over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend at his house in Silverlakes, Pretoria.

"Paramedics declared the woman dead on the scene and police proceeded with their investigation. The woman sustained wounds to her head and the upper body," Gauteng police spokeswoman Katlego Mogale was quoted as saying by The Times.

Media reports said that Pistorius has been arrested and taken into custody.

Pistorius's 30-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is being named as the victim by the local media.

Police spokeswoman Sarah Mcira also confirmed that a 26-year-old man, who they have not named, was in custody and charged with murder.

The police official said a 30-year-old woman was found dead at the luxury housing estate east of Pretoria. The victim was found to be shot in the head and the arm, and a 9mm pistol was recovered by police.

The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Reports say Pistorius may have mistaken her for a burglar.

Pistorius, a double amputee, is Paralympic gold medallist. He was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. The South African athlete was born without a fibula in both legs.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had been inundated with questions over the incident, but was in no position to comment.

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3 weeks ago

Prosecutors Begin Appealing Pistorius’s ‘Light’ Sentence and Conviction

Nov 4 2014 9:10am CST | Source: New York Times: Sports

Filings by South African prosecutors question Oscar Pistorius’s acquittal on murder charges and the “shockingly light” sentence on a lesser charge equivalent to manslaughter. ...
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Prosecutors appealing Pistorius ruling, sentence

Oct 27 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: CBS SportsLine.com

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South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the uppe ...
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South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg wh ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the upper bo ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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South Africa team captain Meyiwa fatally shot

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the upper ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 weeks ago

South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. Sunday after two gunmen entered a house he was visiting in Vosloorus township near Johannesburg while an accomplice waited outside, police said. The 27-year-old Meyiwa was shot in the upper bo ...
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