February 14th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in death of model girlfriend

[Updated 10:30 a.m. ET] Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his South Africa home early Thursday.

Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," made history when he became the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics last year. Check our full story for the latest.

[Updated 8:03 a.m. ET] The suspect will appear in court Friday rather than today because the public prosecutor needs time to prepare the case, police spokeswoman Katlego Mogale told CNN.

The state will oppose bail, police spokeswoman Denise Beukes told reporters.

[Posted 2:45 a.m.] A woman was found fatally shot in the upscale Pretoria home of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, police said Thursday.

The victim was model Reeva Steenkamp, according to Capacity Relations, the agency that represents her. Steenkamp was Pistorius' girlfriend.

Police said they have arrested a 26-year-old man the same age as Pistorius in connection with the shooting, and that he will appear in Pretoria magistrate court sometime Thursday.

Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," made history when he became the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics last year.

Police said Pistorius was cooperating with them.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Bubba

    Lost his legs.
    Lost his mind.
    And now, Lost his freedom.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bubba

      What was that about reading the article??? Lmao. Don't believe everything you read.


      February 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TTGR

    South Africa is not a good place to live, but dying is good anywhere.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bubba

    The way you attempted to demean someone, you should correct it.....

    With a post...

    February 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • T Hee

      Who are you talking to????

      February 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bubba

    No I ain't insane.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Chris Dorner Enterprises

    Girls who become models must expect these things. Comes with the territory. I see it as her fault. If she was anything other than a model she'd still be alive.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Yeah, that's the ticket. It's her fault. Check.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nerd

    What's a model girlfriend? I used to build model airplanes.

    February 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. TvNyC

    Who cares about this dude. hes a killer.

    February 15, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Scott Carpwell

    Ego ... I have it all, oh wait I'm gonna shoot somnone cause I cant control my anger, oops Ilost it all.
    What a sham your whole life is..................Let em fry, and let her Dad pull the trigger.

    February 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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