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Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

2 years ago Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:40:02 AM CST February 14, 2013 Thursday, February 14 2013 Feb 14, 2013 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa.

Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but a police spokesperson says that Pistorius was at his home after the death of Steenkamp and "there is no other suspect involved."

Police say the suspect was undergoing blood alcohol and forensic tests and had made a request to be brought to court immediately. The spokesperson says Pistorius plans to apply for bail, but the South African Police Service would oppose the application.

Police say there have been "previous incidents" at Pistorius' home.

South African media outlets have been reporting that Steenkamp may have been trying to surprise Pistorius for Valentine's Day and he thought she was an intruder breaking into his home.

Pistorius made history at the London Olympics last year when he became the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics.

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