Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius who took part in both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp after an incident at his property in Pretoria, South Africa at 4am this morning.
Reeva Steenkamp, 30 has been dating Oscar Pistorius for two months; she was shot four times in the head, chest and arm, by Pistorius inside his mansion. It’s thought that she was killed by a handgun which the athlete kept next to his bed during what’s speculated to be a Valentine’s Day surprise.
According to media sources Pistorius believed to have told police he thought she was an intruder, however it has also been released by local Police that officers have visited his house before over alleged ‘domestic incidents’. It’s not clear though, when or who was involved, nor the exact nature of the domestic incidents which the police attended.
Police are currently treating the death as murder and Brigadier Denise Beukes, stated that police were ‘very surprised’ by the intruder suggestion. She told reporters that: ‘These allegations did not come from us.’
The Olympic star was due in court this afternoon; however the hearing has now been delayed to 7am (GMT) and Pistorius will remain in custody until then.
Reeva Steenkamp, only yesterday tweeted her excitement for Valentine’s Day. She said: ‘What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay’.
Miss Steenkamp, was a law graduate from Port Elizabeth, she had modelled in the past for companies such as FHM, Toyota, Clover and Italian brand Zui and she also was due to star in reality show the Tropika Island of Treasure on Saturday.
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