Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 2/14/13
South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been detained for questioning after police found a woman’s body in his home. Police haven’t released the identity of the victim — only confirming a 30-year-old woman had been fatally shot at Pistorius’ home in the Silver Lakes are of Pretoria — but local media is reporting the deceased woman is Pistorius’ girlfriend. Some reports claim Pistorious may have mistaken her as an intruder. South Africa boasts one of the world’s highest violent crime rates, and many residents own weapons for self defense against intruders. Pistorious became famous in the 2012 London Olympics as the first double-amputee to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics, running the 400m and 4x400m relay. Known as the Blade Runner, Pistorious was born without a fibula in both legs, and had both legs amputated at 11 months old. [TheGuardian] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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