"Blade Runner" charged with murder of girlfriend


(KYTX/CBS) - Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, police and the woman's talent agent said Thursday.

 Capacity Relations talent management firm said 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp was the victim of the shooting. Officers received a call in the middle of the night saying there had been a shooting at the 26-year-old double-amputee runner's home in a gated housing complex in the capital, Pretoria. A 9 mm pistol was recovered and a murder case opened against Pistorius.

His court hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon but was postponed until Friday to give forensic investigators time to carry out their work. Media reports say he may have mistaken her for a burglar. Pistorius, who races wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics and reached the 400 semi-finals in London 2012


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