Tragedy in South Africa
February 14, 2013 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Olympian and Paraolympic champion has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, this morning in South Africa. Steenkamp was shot three times.

Reports from local media said that Mr. Pistorius told the police that the shooting was an accident and that he had mistaken the victim for an intruder. Steenkamp's Twitter feed last night suggested that she had intended to surprise Pistorius vor Valentine's Day.

In a January 2012 article, Pistorius detailed some of the security measures he had been forced to take in his own home.

"I asked what kind of gun he owned ... He fetched his 9-millimeter handgun and two boxes of ammunition. We got back in the car and drove to a nearby firing range, where he instructed me on proper technique. Pistorius was a good coach. ... I asked him how often he came to the range. “Just sometimes when I can’t sleep,” he said.

Previously on the blue.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (0 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Yes, this is tragic, but perhaps we can wait and see if there is some substance that will make a good post instead of just speculating / getting angry. -- taz


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