Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, also known as “Blade Runner” and the “Fastest man on no legs,” was arrested today for the murder of his model/law graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Police arrived at Pistorius’ home in Pretoria, South Africa in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, recovering a 9 mm pistol from the scene believed to be the murder weapon.
Early reports suggested that the shooting was an accident and the possibly result of him confusing Steenkamp for an intruder while she was attempting to surprise him for Valentine’s.
As a double below-the-knee amputee, Pistorius was praised for breaking disability stereotypes when he campaigned to compete in able-bodied sprinting events, eventually becoming one of the most buzzed-about athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
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