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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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Pistorius could be free to compete at 2016 Games, Olympic committee says

Sep 17 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: globeandmail

‘There’s no regulation that says someone with a criminal record cannot compete,’ South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee s ...
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Oscar Pistorious found not guilty of murder, still faces culpable homicide charge

Sep 11 2014 8:16am CDT | Source: SBNation

A South African judge ruled on the two most severe charges against South African 2012 Olympic runner Oscar Pistorious on Thursday, but will issue a decision on a lesser charge Friday. Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty Thursday of the two most serious charges he faced for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa ruled that Pistorious was not guilty of premeditated murder and also not guilty of a lesser charge know ...
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