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The Para-Olympian who shot his girlfriend ‘by mistake’

Oscar Pistorius

On 14th February, 2014, the South-African athlete Oscar Pistorius was accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his house on the early hours of Valentine’s Day. On 8th April, 2014 Oscar claimed that he was terrorised that an Intruder broke into his house and fired four shots at the bathroom, to save himself and his girlfriend whom he thought was still in bed. However, it wasn’t any intruder inside the bathroom but his girlfriend whom he had all plans to spend the rest of his life with. The athlete says he had removed his prosthetic legs before going to bed, so he was walking on his stumps when he heard a noise coming from the bathroom, He broke into tears and howled as he narrated the incident at the Pretoria court. Pistorius may face 25 years in prison if convicted with premeditated murder.

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