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South African Sprinter Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

September 12th, 2014 2:47pm EDT
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One day after paralympian Oscar Pistorius was deemed not guilty of premeditated murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, he was found guilty of culpable homicide -- South Africa's equivalent of manslaughter.

Pistorius shot model Steenkamp four times through a closed bathroom door in his home in Pretoria, South Africa, fearing that she was an intruder. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled on Thursday that the prosecution did not provide enough evidence to prove their case that the runner intentionally shot and killed Steenkamp, but the judge did call his action...
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Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

September 11th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
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South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, aka "Blade Runner," has been found not guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The athlete was cleared of both premeditated murder and second-degree murder on Thursday after prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he intended to kill the model.

Judge Thokozile Masipa told the courtroom, "There are just not enough fcts to support such a finding," but did call Pistorious' conduct on the night of his girlfriend's death "negligent."

Steenkamp died after being shot through the door of a toilet in Pistorius' apartment when h...
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Reeva Steenkamp's Text Messages Reveal She Was Terrified Of Oscar Pistorius

March 30th, 2014 9:01am EDT
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Love or rage? Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, 27, says he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, 29, by accident.

But witnesses describe his hot temper, and private texts reveal the dead woman’s fear: “I’m scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me,” she wrote less than three weeks before her death.

“I was not flirting with anyone today and I feel sick that u suggested that.” Accusing him of “tantrums” and being “nasty,” she ended one message, “I’m certainly very unhappy and sad.”

This week’s issue of PEOPLE examines South Africa’s once-revered “Blade Runner” Pistorius, who is stan...
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Ryan Gosling In Line To Play Accused Murderer Oscar Pistorious

March 26th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
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So much for Ryan Gosling's self-imposed break from acting: The Hollywood heart throb is in line to play Paralympian hero and accused murderer Oscar Pistorious in an upcoming biopic.

Pistorious was formally charged in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp just last month, but that hasn't stopped studios from considering a handful of scripts detailing Oscar's life and the events leading up to the death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

A source told the Daily Mail, "You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who m...
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Oscar PistoriusTo Host a Private Memorium For The Woman He Allegedly Killed

February 26th, 2013 3:30pm EST
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Embattled Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has organized a private memorial service to honor his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 12 days after he was accused of murdering her.

The track star is alleged to have shot and killed the blonde beauty at his home in Pretoria, South Africa on Valentine's Day. He was freed on one million bail last Friday, and is now planning to pay tribute to Steenkamp in a special ceremony on Tuesday night at his uncle's home, where he is currently living. 

A statement released by Pistorius' representative reads:

"Oscar specifically requested the memorial servi...
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Reality Show To Go On Featuring Oscar Pistorius's Girlfriend

February 16th, 2013 2:10pm EST
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Producers of tragic model Reeva Steenkamp's pre-recorded reality show have decided to air the program as scheduled this weekend as a tribute to the slain beauty.

The 30 year old was shot four times in the early hours of Thursday morning and her Paralympian sports star boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, has been charged with her murder.

The Pretoria, South Africa community is still reeling from the tragedy, but local TV executives are continuing to push forward with the Saturday premiere of Tropika Island of Treasure 5, which features Steenkamp as a contestant.

The show will include a special tr...
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murder After Shooting

February 14th, 2013 8:37am EST
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South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was shot dead, amid police reports of previous domestic "incidents" at his home.

The 26-year-old sprinter was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times at his residence in Pretoria, South Africa.

He was taken to a local police station and charged with murder, and is due to appear at Pretoria Magistrates Court on Thursday. Pistorius has applied for bail but cops will oppose the request during the hearing.

Initial reports suggested the ...
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