Pistorius charged with murder in girlfriend's death2/14/2013
South African police are reportedly questioning Oscar Pistorius, the sprinter who made history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, over claims he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Thursday morning. Although circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear, local media claim that 26-year-old Pistorius may have mistaken her for an intruder. A police spokeswoman confirmed a woman had been shot in the head and the arm and died at the scene, but did not give any more details. [Source]
UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He will make his first appearance in court on Thursday afternoon. A police spokesperson said that neighbors had reported shouting and screams coming from the house in the hours before the shooting, adding that police had been called to their address before today's incident, investigating reports of "a domestic nature." At this time, there are no other suspects in Steenkamp's death. [Source]
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