Johannesburg, South Africa – The Oscar Pistorius murder charges will keep the track athlete in jail for the meantime. Nicknamed the “Blade Runner,” Oscar Pistorius will appear in front of the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
South African track athlete Oscar Pistorius made history last year as the first double amputee runner to compete in the Olympics using prosthetic blades. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot his 30-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, when she attempted to surprise him on Valentine’s Day but was mistaken for a burglar. Steenkamp died after being shot several times in the head and arm in Pistorius’ house in an upscale suburb in Pretoria.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a police spokeswoman, Brig. Denise Beukes, said this story did not come the police and that the police were “surprised” at reports that the killing was accidental:
“I confirm there had been previous incidents of a domestic nature at his place.”
The National Prosecuting Authority says police plan on opposing bail for Oscar Pistorius. Neighbors of Pistorius say they heard noises at the Pistorius residence before the shooting took place.
While Oscar Pistorius has not yet had a hearing before a judge, sports companies like Nike have already presumed guilt. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Nike pulled pulled an ad that featured Oscar Pistorius and a slogan that said, “I am the bullet in the chamber.”
Do you think that Nike and the police are correct about the murder charges being filed against Oscar Pistorius?