Olympic Amputee Arrested for Murder


Oscar Pistorius leaves the Boshkop police station on February 14, 2013 in Pretoria East, to be taken into police custody after allegedly killing his girlfriend.

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was arrested Thursday after a woman was found shot to death in his home in Pretoria. Pistorius, 26, a double-amputee Olympic sprinter known as Blade Runner, was taken into custody early Thursday after police responded to a call about a shooting at his home. According the the Associated Press, the woman he killed was 30-year-old Reeva Steenkamp, a self-described “cover girl for FHM Models.” Investigators gave no indication of motive, and a police spokeswoman disputed earlier reports in South African media that he mistook Steenkamp as a burlgar. He is expected to appear in court on Friday. The South African Paralympian—a fan favorite—took home two gold medals and a silver at the 2012 London Paralympics, and a gun-enthusiast.