Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius aka Blade Runner wept as he stood before South African prosecutors on Friday when they announced they intended to charge him with premeditated murder.
Now the man who is undoubtedly the most famous disabled athlete in the world and who has been an inspiration to millions of people, faces life imprisonment if convicted.
Pistorius’ girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp died of gunshot wounds on Valentine’s Day at his luxurious Silver Woods gated community home in Pretoria. Initially many media reports suggested that Pistorius mistook her for a burglar as home invasions in South Africa are a serious problem, however police said they were surprised by this angel of reports and hinted that there had been incidents of a domestic nature at the Pistorius home before. Continue Reading