Olympic athlete Pistorius accused of murdering girlfriend

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Feb 152013

Author: Steven Starcer

          Oscar Pistorius is facing charges for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot multiple times and died early Thursday morning at Pistorius’ home. The 30-year-old Steenkamp was a rising star known for being a show contestant on reality TV and her work as a model.  

The prosecution is now saying it was premeditated murder , which means they will be upgrading the original charge of murder.The news of Pistorius murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day came as a shocker to South Africa and all of the double-amputee’s fans, and they were stunned even more when the  prosecution accused Pistorius, the former national hero and global icon, of intentionally shooting his girlfriend.

Police said the victim was shot four times at Pistorius’ home in a gated community in an eastern suburb of Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. A 9 mm pistol was found by officers inside the home.

Pistorius made history last year at the London Olympics, becoming the first double-amputee athlete in track to compete at the Olypmic Games.

English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World cha...

English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Aurora shooting victims sue theater for lack of security

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Sep 232012

Author: Sophie Vukovich


Cinemark (Photo credit: Charlie Essers)

Three victims of the Aurora shooting have sued Cinemark theater for a lack of security. These three victims, Denise Traynom, Brandon Axelrod, and Joshua Nowlan, were all injured and felt that theater security could have prevented their injuries. James Holmes, the shooter, was able to take ammunition in through a back exit he propped open without any notice. An Airlock Alpha article explains,

“There was no alarm activated during the many minutes while the gunman was stockpiling his arsenal, and inside the theater shooting people,” one of the two lawsuits claims. “There was no action taken by theater employees to safely evacuate the many people left in Auditorium 9.”

Both Cinemark representatives and attorney Christina Habas decline opportunity to comment so far, according to EW.com. Despite these suits, the theater still plans to reopen by the beginning of 2013.


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