Paralympic and Olympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting dead his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in South Africa.
The South African star sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend and will appear in a Pretoria court on Friday, police have confirmed.
Pistorius, 26, is alleged to have killed his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot four times and died of gunshot wounds at the athlete’s home in a gated community in the city on Thursday morning.
Pistorius was pictured leaving a police station accompanied by officers after undergoing questioning. He looked down as photographers snapped pictures, the hood on his gray workout jacket pulled up, covering most of his face.
Police spokeswoman Denise Beukes said earlier reports that the suspect had been surprised by his girlfriend and had thought she was an intruder did not come from police.