Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar Pistorius - the 'Blade Runner' Olympian faces Murder Charges

To the dismay of his countless fans all over the world, South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, also known as the 'Blade Runner' is facing a murder charge after his girlfriend was shot and killed at his Pretoria home.

Oscar Pistorius leaves police station after questioning

Police were called to his home in the upmarket Silver Woods gated compound on the outskirts of South Africa's administrative capital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

They found paramedics treating a 29-year-old woman with four gunshot wounds to the head and upper body. She died at the scene, and officers recovered a 9mm pistol.

Early reports suggested Pistorius might have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder.

Pistorius made history in London last year when he became the first double-amputee track athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Read more about it at: BBC News
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