Pistorius a ‘Broken Man’

    Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius , in court Friday Feb. 22, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The defense and prosecution both completed their arguments with the magistrate soon to rule if the double-amputee athlete can be freed before trial or if he must stay behind bars pending trial. (AP Photo)


    One of Oscar Pistorius’s close friends says the Olympian is “on the verge of suicide” as he awaits the trial for premeditated murder in the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Mike Azzie, who is close to Pistorius, spoke to a BBC3 documentary and said that Pistorius has been forced to sell his belongings, including his racehorses, to pay his legal fees. “I would say that, just speaking to him, that he is a broken man and that I would go as far to say that he would be on the verge of suicide,” said Azzie. Pistorius was released on bail and is living at his uncle’s mansion.

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