Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/15/13

Oscar Pistorius is a hero in South Africa. The man they call “Blade Runner” is an Olympic legend and has served as an inspiration for thousands of people in his home country and around the world. As you can imagine, Pistorius’ arrest and murder charge has led to sadness and confusion for many South Africans. The country’s major newspaper publications have been dealing with the task of trying to put the incident into words. With so few details having emerged, it’s nearly impossible to draw a conclusion about what happened early Thursday morning. Pistorius and his attorneys insist he shot his 30-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he mistakenly believed she was an intruder in his home, but the story is being met with a great deal of skepticism. Below you will see the way a third South African paper, The Witness, summed up the incident, in addition to the hard-hitting cover that The Sun decided to run in Great Britain. The only thing there is to be certain of at the moment is that the shooting was a terrible tragedy — whether it was an accident or premeditated. There’s no easy way to create a headline after such a devastating turn of events. Cover phots via SB Nation and The Week The post South African newspapers attempt to put Oscar Pistorius shooting into words appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Nike briefly ran Oscar Pistorius ‘bullet in the chamber’ ad before shooting (Picture) Oscar Pistorius reportedly shot and killed girlfriend after mistaking her for burglar Reeva Steenkamp reportedly was Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend who was killed

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