February 18th, 2013
04:02 AM ET

New details emerge in the Oscar Pistorius shooting case

A South African official familiar with the case offered new details Monday about the shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp at the Pretoria home of her boyfriend, Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius has been charged with murder in the killing.

The details are:
- Steenkamp was shot four times through the bathroom door
- Pistorius carried her downstairs while she was alive
- There are several indications that Steenkamp was at the house to spend the night. She had an overnight bag and her iPad

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Many athletes use steroids, and they all know about roid rage.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wayne Lapiere

    You see, if Reeva had been carrying around a AR-15 in her nightie, this whole tragedy would have been avoided. More guns for everyone=more safety, every time.

    February 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • dee will

      If she had a nightie with a built in gun carrier, then maybe she could've shot him back. Then they would both be dead. Maybe they could've even shot a few concerned neighbors too while they were at it.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohhnyBGoode

      Would you be happier if he bashed her head in with a club? Your arguement is that if there wasn't a gun there, there would not be violence. Not with that kind of rage. BTW, more people died as a result of punching and kicking than died of rifle violence last year in the U/S. Check the FBI report if your doubt it.

      March 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joeschmo

    This case has evrything needed for the media to be able to report on it evryday-high profile athlete, money,pretty woman, fall from grace, and an upcoming trial! get ready for nonstop coverage and editorials

    February 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. joeschmo

    And how could i forget the hottest issue in the news right now-Guns!!

    February 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. USA Bob

    Do So African prisons, permit inmates to wear prosthetics? I bet, no. He may have to give up his blades/legs. Good punishment.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Vlapping

    Sounds like OJ Simpson murder all over again.....praying for an impartial jury....

    February 21, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |

    this case has me stumped!

    February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kobus Griesel

    This story remains enormously tragic for all parties involved. However, I think in order to try to understand what had happened here, you have to have some knowledge of the violent nature of the South African society. Again today a story broke about police brutally killing a taxi driver (http://news.iafrica.com/sa/845438.html) as one of thousands of stories of civilians being victims of violence and abuse. I think for an outsider the defence of Oscar shooting what he reportedly assumed to have been an intruder might seemed farfetched, but if the particular context is considered, it give an additional perspective which I think is necessary in order to try to grasp what had happened here. Nonetheless, it remains tragic!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Carlos LeCroy

    When You have Your Woman sleep over Your pad and You "go out front" for 2 min are NOT You on guard for entrances to Your house IF You have such a "dangerous" neighborhood. ? .. . When "reentry" into Your place and things are amicable THEN is NOT it the best thing to do to account for Your Woman on 1st instinct ? .. .. Is NOT it right to presume Women love the bathroom 24/7 ANY how ?... .. Is NOT it right to presume that an "intruder" would NOT be hiding in a bathroom ? .... . Is NOT it right to NOT Swiss cheese the bathroom without calling out (barking) 1st off for a warning , at least , especially, when You have NOT accounted for Your Woman ? . . .. ? ... ... Is NOT it right to presume Your Woman is the 1 in THAT bathroom when You "just went in front for 1 minute" with Her in the bedroom BUT then She is NOT ANYwhere to be found in the house (pad) ? .. ... Oscar should be hung without trial ! .. . My ExWife AudreyZuccaro loved the bathroom when We had verbal spats .. ..... – CarlosRichardLeCroy"theVeteran"

    March 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |