This Year’s Valentine’s Day is Brought to you by Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

There’s nothing like a “Valentine’s Day surprise gone wrong” to really make you feel the love. Oscar Pistorius, South Africa’s Olympic/Paralympic hero, has been arrested for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his house in Pretoria early this morning.

Oscar Pistorius launched to fame this past summer when he made history by becoming the first double amputee track athlete to ever compete at the Olympics. Having had both his legs amputated below the knee before his first birthday because of a congenital condition, he campaigned for years to be allowed to compete against able-bodied athletes, finally winning in 2008 and going on to compete in the London Olympic Games. Now the double amputee, nicknamed Blade Runner, is facing a murder charge in what some his lawyer’s are calling a Valentine’s Day surprise gone wrong.

Rumour has it that Reeva planned to surprise Pistorius and snuck into his house. Oscar, “mistaking” her for an intruder, grabbed his gun and shot her in the chest, head, and arms. I suppose Pretoria IS the home robbery capital of South Africa but wouldn’t you realize it was your girlfriend after the first shot?

ALSO, police say neighbours heard screaming and shouting around the time of the shooting, and that they had been called to investigate incidents of a domestic nature at the same house in the past. Sounds suspicious…

Reeva was a 30-year-old model, reality star and law school graduate who had only been dating Oscar Pistorius for two months. Also, she was apparently quite excited about Valentine’s Day….according to her Twitter… eek.

26-year-old Oscar was charged with murder and an application for bail is probably definitely going to be denied during a hearing tomorrow.

First Lance Armstrong, and now Oscar Pistorius? I guess you should never trust an athlete who has parts missing below the waist. Too soon?

Via: Associated Press 

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