Author: Steven Starcer
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Oscar PistoriusÂ is facing charges forÂ murderingÂ his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,Â who was shot multiple times and died early Thursday morning at Pistorius’ home. TheÂ 30-year-old Steenkamp wasÂ a rising star known forÂ being a show contestantÂ on reality TV and her work as a model. Â
The prosecutionÂ 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 theÂ 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.