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    Just seen this, shocking. Sky here are speculating she may have been trying to surprise him for Valentines Day.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21455453

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    Paralympian runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

    He shot his girlfriend and apparently says he mistook her for a burglar.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...g-burglar.html

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    The press conference:

    http://youtu.be/BsX8GFKSh6A


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsX8...EFH9Cg&index=3


    LE confirms that a shooting took place at OP's house and that a 30 year old woman died on scene of gunshot wounds. A 26 year old has been arrested. (They didn't say it was OP but just kept saying that the incident took place at his house.)

    The 26 yo has been taken for a medical exam (I read in other reports that he was extremely distraught) and will appear before the magistrate at 2:00.

    When asked if the arrested individual has ever been involved in earlier incidents involving LE, particularly any related to assault or domestic abuse, LE responded that they wouldn't say anything specific to the person arrested but they would say that they had indeed been involved in previous incidents at the home of OP.

    Regarding comments coming up in the media about a situation where he shot the woman mistakenly believing she was an intruder did not come from LE. Their forensic investigation is ongoing.
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    It's interesting that CNN (and maybe other news sites) have not gone as far as to say it was Pistorius. Although I'm not sure who else it could be if the shooting was done by someone the same age as him and she was mistaken for an 'intruder'.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/14/world/...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Police charged a 26-year-old man -- the same age as Pistorius -- with murder in connection with the shooting and said he will appear in a Pretoria magistrate court Thursday afternoon.

    But they would not say whether the suspect was Pistorius.

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    Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder after 'he accidentally shot dead
    his model girlfriend at his luxury South Africa home when he mistook her for an intruder'
    (Daily Mail)
    • Incident happened at his Pretoria mansion, north of Johannesburg at 4am
    • Dead woman is former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp
    • She was shot several times in the head, chest and the arm
    • Pistorius believed to have told police he thought she was an intruder
    • Media reporting it could have been a Valentine's Day surprise gone wrong
    • Celebrated sprinter is in police custody before a court hearing tomorrow
    • Officers have visited his house before over alleged 'domestic incidents'
    the story at the link above

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    i'm from south africa and the stories going around that there was a supposed intruder are untrue. this has been confirmed by the police.

    http://news.iafrica.com/sa/842576.html

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    yes; the story has changed a lot from the breaking news this morning. Very sad, poor Reeva.. her last tweets were all about the joy of Valentines Day.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...nspiring-model

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    Pistorius' once-heartening tale now interlaced with murder, violence (Sports Illustrated)
    Rany Jazayerli ‏@jazayerli
    I know he's South African, but I feel like this Oscar Pistorius story isn't getting enough attention here. It's like Lance Armstrong x 1000.


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    Screams, shouts... then four shots: Pistorius charged with murdering his model lover after gun horror at 4am


    "Brigadier Denise Beukes said neighbours were woken by 'screaming and shouting' at the time of the shooting and police were 'very surprised' by the intruder suggestion, telling reporters: 'These allegations did not come from us.'

    She said there is no other suspect involved and added: 'There are witnesses and there have also been interviews... we are talking about neighbours and people that heard things that happened earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place.'"



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2KvzmQK14

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    Formally charged, photos @ link:

    Blade Runner in the dock: Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands as he is formally charged with murdering his model girlfriend who 'was shot four times through bathroom door' at his home

    According to media reports in South Africa this morning, security guards at the complex found Pistorius by Steenkamp's body in the bathroom after she had been shot four times through the door.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Steenkamp.html

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    Pistorius prosecutors to pursue premeditated murder charge

    Oscar Pistorius openly weeps in court appearance


    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Friday in court it was premeditated murder, indicating the prosecution would file that more serious charge, upgraded from murder.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...ath-reeva.html
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    Following the hearing, Pistorius' family and his London management company issued a statement calling into question the criminal charge the 26-year-old athlete faces.

    ''The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms,'' the statement read. The statement did not elaborate.

    The statement also said Pistorius wanted to ''send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva.''

    ''He would also like to express his thanks through us today for all the messages of support he has received - but as stated our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family - regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy,'' the statement read.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/st...-charge-021513

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    Hmmm, seems he has some anger issues:

    Claims also surfaced that he had assaulted a woman in 2009; he was arrested and jailed overnight but released, later threatening to sue her. Clifton van der Burgh, creator of the reality show Steenkamp appeared in, was reported to have opened a case against Pistorius in November, accusing him of sending threatening text messages.

    One newspaper conceded Thursday that Pistorius "has not always been a gentleman," citing reports of bursts of temper, arrogance and drunken aggression at concerts.
    2nd page of article and more at link:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...ge=2&track=rss

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