South African track athlete Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder in connection with girlfriends death.
Pistorius made history at the Olympics last year as the first double amputee runner to compete using prosthetic blades, he was nicnamed “Blade Runner”.
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.
There are reports there have been "previous incidents" between the two at the home.
Pistorius — considered a national hero in South Africa — was the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.
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