Pistorius charged in murder of Reeva Steenkamp

South African police charged paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorius, with the murder of his 30-year-old model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was found shot to death in the Olympian’s home in Pretoria, South Africa.

Authorities are taking statements from neighbors and peope who may have heard something earlier in the evening before the shooting. Police said they have received reports of other incidents of domestic violence in the Olympians home but there was also talk of the chance that the fatal shooting was an accident, after the athlete mistook Steenkamp for a burglar.

Pistorius, who made history when he became the first Paralympic athlete to compete in the Summer Olympics last year in London, is notorious for what fellow athletes have described as a “complicated” temperament.

A court hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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