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Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

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South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic athlete, has been charged with murder after his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was fatally shot several times at his home north-east of Johannesburg.

Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner" for his racing prosthetics, was taken into police custody on Thursday morning, and reportedly told authorities that he thought his girlfriend was a burglar when the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday morning.

His girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and recent contestant on South African TV show "Tropika Island of Treasure 5", may have been in the act of surprising Pistorius for Valentine's Day, some local media commentators speculated.

She was shot several times in the head and arm. A 9mm pistol was found on the scene, and police confirmed there were no other suspects.

Pistorius won gold in the 4x100 meter relay and 400 meter individual events at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
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'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

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