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Oscar Pistorius Shot and Killed His Girlfriend, Allegedly Because He Mistook Her For a Burglar

Oscar Pistorius, the South African blade runner who participated in last summer’s Olympics, has shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home. According to early reports, he told police that he was asleep, that she tried to wake him for a Valentine’s surprise between 4 am and 5 am, and he thought she was an intruder and shot her in the arm and head. According to CNN International, Pistorius is in police custody after the shooting. Stunning, sad news.

 

[photo via USA Today Sports Images, photo of Steenkamp and Pistorius from @BryanAGraham]

 

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