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Uncategorized Oscar Pistorius Shoots Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp murder charges

Published on February 14th, 2013 | by Kennedy Ray

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Pistorius Shoots Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp: Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murder

The world of athletics was rocked with a shocking headline: Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius shoots Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Police was called to Pistorius home after a report of gunshots and screams. Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder and will appear in court tomorrow morning.

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Model Reeva Steenkamp was found shot dead at the property in the Silver Lakes Golf Estate in Pretoria, home of her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius this morning.

It has been speculated that it may have been a Valentine surprise gone wrong, first news reports stated that Oscar Pistorius believed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp may have been a burglar. The reports were not confirmed by police.

Pistorius Shoots Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Brigadier Denise Beukes stated at a press conference:

“The South African Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear over the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar. “We were very surprised and those allegations did not come from us.”

Police said the shooting was being treated as a murder investigation stating there had been previous incidents at the address described as “allegations of a domestic nature“.

Beukes could not confirm that these incidents have been related to victim Reeva Steenkamp. Just yesterday Reeva Steenkamp tweeted about Valentines Day, asking what her friends have up their sleeves:

 

 

Reeva Steenkamp was shot fatally 4 times in her head, arm and chest. Pistorius Neighbors of the gated community said they heard shouting and screaming from his residence, they called 911 and reported the shooting. Paramedics tried to revive her when police arrived.

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius ‘slept with guns in bedroom for protection’. Pistorius, who was arrested for murder after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home, revealed in an interview how he sleeps with a revolver at his bedside and a machine gun by his window.

It was revealed in a 2011 interview that because of the high crime rates in South Africa he sleeps with firearms in his bedrooms. It seems like Pistorius appeared to have serious concerns about his safety.

“This being South Africa, one baseball bat and one cricket bat lie behind Pistorius’s bedroom door. A revolver is at his bedside. A machine gun by his window.”

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has also previously spoken about his enthusiasm for shooting. He told the New York Times that the previous night a security alarm had gone off and he had grabbed a gun and gone to investigate.

He told his followers on Twitter that he was off to the Olympic shooting range at nearby Tolmezzo to shoot some rifles from the two world wars.

“Amped to the max! Yeaaah boi!!!” he said.

The previous November he had tweeted a picture of himself firing a rifle, adding: “Had a 96{2bd38f3aa67c5df5134457b3a6cccfa81474f178cea7c899ef32e7849771de96} headshot over 300m from 50 shots! Bam!”

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His right to have a gun was called into question by South Africa’s anti-firearms lobby.

To be licensed as a gun owner, Pistorius would have had to seek a competency certificate that requires knowledge of gun laws and interviews with his neighbours to rule out issues around addiction, mental illness or violence.

“With Oscar’s case it is quite interesting because it does appear that there was a history of abuse and possible alcohol misuse,” said Claire Taylor of Gun Free South Africa.

Reeva Steenkamp Was Oscar Pistorius Girlfriend

FHM Steenkamp graduated with a law degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in her hometown of Port Elizabeth, a seaside city in the Eastern Cape Province. Reeva Steenkamp appeared in a 2011 FHM magazine issue. FHM also named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two years.

She moved to Johannesburg six years ago when she was named the face of Avon South Africa, she had just recently signed a commercial deal with Avon.

“I decided to take modelling seriously when I was named the face of Avon a few years ago,” she said. “I completed my degree, packed a single suitcase and headed off to Ice Models in Jozi and the rest is history.”

At the time of her death, she was signed up to appear in the reality TV show Tropika Island of Treasure, in which teams of celebrities and contestants from the public compete in exotic locations for a grand prize. She also modeled for the jewelry company Sivana Diamonds. Reeva Steenkamp had filmed the series episodes on location in Jamaica for Tropika Island of Treasure season five.

SABC1 refuses to pull the reality show Tropika Island of Treasure 5 from their schedule. The show is set to start on Saturday 16 February just two days after the violent death this morning of the model and reality contestant Reeva Steenkamp.

Reeva Steenkamps friend, Mashadi Motsogi broke down in tears at Oscar Pistorius’ home. She told reporters that she heard the news of Reeva Steenkamp’s death on Twitter.

“It was only on my way to campus when I saw journalists come in front of the estate, when I realized that it might be true, that she might be dead. I know Oscar stays here. When I called here, he did not reply. He did not answer my call. I have lost a friend.”

Video: Reeva Steenkamp FHM Photoshoot



 

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Oscar Pistorius won individual gold in the Paralympics last September, when he successfully defended his Paralympic 400 meter title. He had lost his 100- and 200-meter titles, but was part of the gold medal-winning 4×100 meter relay team. He came second in the 200 meter race.

The world’s most famous sportsmen called the “Blade Runner” made history at the London Games last year by being the first double-amputee runner to compete at the Olympics. Read more about him in this article:

The Fast Life of Oscar Pistorius

The Nike advertisement with the phrase “I Am The Bullet In The Chamber” has been pulled from Oscar Pistorius’ website after he was charged with murder. The advertisement shows the South African double-amputee Olympian in an action shot.

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Nike is “awaiting the outcome of the South African police investigation” before making a decision over its commercial relationship with Pistorius. A spokesman for Nike has said they will not be commenting.

Oscar Pistorius arrested after girlfriend shot dead



 
Keith Khoza, spokesman for the governing African National Congress, described the events as a “tragedy.”

“He has emerged as one of the people that really was a source of inspiration for most South Africans. For the young, he placed South Africa on the world map because of his abilities despite his handicap,” Khoza said. “He had done extremely well in making sport something that would contribute in bringing the nation together.”

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