Double-Amputee Olympian Charged With MurderSports Thursday, February 14th, 2013
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) _ Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder
of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic
athlete’s home in South Africa.
Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police
in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court
but police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes said that Pistorius was at his
home after the death of Steenkamp and “there is no other suspect involved.”
Beukes said the suspect was undergoing blood alcohol and forensic tests and had
made a request to be brought to court immediately. Beukes said he would apply
for bail, but the South African Police Service would oppose the application.
Beukes said there had been “previous incidents” at Pistorius’ home.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ The woman who was shot dead in double-amputee Olympian
runner Oscar Pistorius’ house was a model, a law school graduate and an
entrepreneur who cared about empowering women and was to give an inspirational
talk Thursday at a Johannesburg School.
Publicist Sarit Tomlinson said Reeva Steenkamp, known simply as Reeva, was one
of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two years running, appeared in
international and South African advertisements and was one of the celebrity
contestants on Tropika Island of Treasure filmed in Jamaica.
At Twitter, she tweeted messages urging women to stand up against rape
alongside her excitement about Valentine’s Day. “What do you have up your
sleeve for your love tomorrow?” she tweeted. “It should be a day of love for
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