Thursday South Africa - Media sources are full of the news that paralympian Oscar Pistorius, often called Blade Runner, has been charged with murder. The victim is Oscar's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29. Initial reports were that Oscar may have mistaken beautiful Reeva for an intruder. It was alleged that she had entered his home in Silver Lakes Golf Estate in Boschkop, Pretoria, whilst he was sleeping. Vague reports that she had planned a Valentine Day's surprise which went horribly wrong appear to have been dismissed.
Police have now charged the wealthy sports personality with murder. Pistorius will appear in a court in South Africa Friday.
Sad news. Reeva was a beautiful young woman with her whole life before her. Oscar is a man who has fought hard to overcome tremendous physical challenges. Speculation is now high as to what actually happened.
Many will remember Oscar's anger at one point during the London 2012 Olympics. We all get angry sometimes though. It is now for the court to decide, and an investigation to determine, what really happened.
Neighbour's claim to have been disturbed by raised voices coming from the luxury property. It also appears to be common knowledge that the couple has argued intensely previously.
Reeva was shot four times sustaining injuries to her head and upper body. She died at the scene. On her twitter account, prior the shooting, she had revealed that she was planning a Valentine's surprise.
The availability of a weapon has to be noted. No gun would have meant no shooting.