Olympic fans were shocked on Valentine’s Day, when athlete Oscar Pistorius was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. As details emerge, South African police insist it was a premeditated murder and his family stated her death was an accidental shooting. Did Oscar intentionally kill his girlfriend?
On Friday, the Paralympics athlete was arraigned on murder charges and faces life in prison. According to the Oscar’s family, his girlfriend Reeva had been shot four times, in the head, chest and hand, through the bathroom door. Initial reports suggest Pistorius fired the fatal shots believing she was an intruder, although the South African police dispute this claim.
It’s reported, Pistorius carried his dying girlfriend downstairs from the bathroom where he allegedly shot her and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to save her life. Sadly, she was pronounced dead once the paramedics arrived, which prompted the police to immediately arrest Oscar for her death.
Oscar Pistorius’s family released the following statement. “Words cannot adequately describe our feelings,” his uncle said. “The lives of our entire family have been turned upside down forever by this unimaginable human tragedy and Reeva’s family have suffered a terrible loss. As a family we are trying to be strong and supportive to Oscar as any close family would be in these dreadful circumstances.”
For Reeva Steenkamp, a beautiful Leo model and actress, sadly her life was tragically cut short. Which leaves friends and family asking was she involved in an abusive relationship or did her boyfriend Oscar a Scorpio accidentally shoot her?
In a video shot before her death, Reeva discusses her philosophy of life and what she hoped to achieve. She says, “I think the way that you go out, not just your journey in life, but the way that you go out and the way you make your exit is so important,” Steenkamp says. “You either made an impact in a positive or a negative way, but just maintain integrity and maintain class and just remain true to yourself.
On Friday, Reeva Steenkamp’s body was flown to Port Elizabeth where family will hold a private memorial and funeral service for their daughter. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family in friends. For full coverage on the Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp murder case here.