Legless Olympian Arrested For Murdering Girlfriend

02/15/2013
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Olympian Oscar Pistorius, who is a double amputee that competed with carbon fiber blade legs, has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend.

Pistorius was arrested in Pretoria, South Africa. He was accused of shooting 30-year-old Reeva Steenkamp in the hand and head, according to TMZ.

They report that the 26-year-old Olympic star, who has been nicknamed Blade Runner for his artificial legs, has only been dating Steenkamp for a few months but there has reportedly been "previous incidents" between the two at Pistorius' home.

Steenkamp was killed inside Pistorius' home in Pretoria, and a 9 mm pistol was reportedly found at the scene. Steenkamp was an aspiring model and a law graduate, according to the report.

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