Earlier today paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa. YouWager experts were stunned to learn the news about the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.
Pistorius’ girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times in the predawn hours in the house, in a gated community in the capital. The 30 year-old model recently spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women.
After undergoing long hours of police questioning, Pistorius left a police station accompanied by officers. The South African superstar athlete looked down as photographers snapped pictures, the hood on his gray workout jacket pulled up, covering most of his face.
Pistorius court hearing was originally scheduled for this afternoon but has been postponed until tomorrow to give forensic investigators time to carry out their work.
His fellow countrymen and women as well as online sports betting fans everywhere were shocked to hear the news. However, while Pistorius captured the nation’s attention with his Olympic quest, police stated there was a recent history of problems involving him.
According to police spokeswoman Brigadier Denise Beukes the incidents included “allegations of a domestic nature.”
In a statement released by Pistorius’ former coach, Andrea Gianni, he stated that he truly hopes this is “just a tragic accident.” The coach believed Pistorius had been dating Steenkamp for “a few months.”
A 9 mm pistol was recovered and a murder case was opened against the 26 year-old runner.