Oscar Pistorius is an Olympic hero. During the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the native of South Africa made history by becoming the first double-amputee to race in a track event. Although he didn’t medal, millions of people around the world took notice of his amazing story. A track star born without legs? That’s a story even movie makers could never dream up.
Fast forward a few months and Pistorius is sitting in a South Africa jail and is being charged with murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Did Pistorius go from hero to murderer seemingly overnight? The evidence is mounting against him.
Steenkamp was found shot dead with four gunshot wounds in the early hours of Valentine’s Day. When the police went to the house, they found a pistol and arrested the Olympian.
Early reports indicated that it may have been an accident. Those reports said that Pistorius mistakenly thought Steenkamp was a robber when she came to surprise him on Valentine’s Day morning and shot her in self-defense. But as details emerge, that angle is looking less and less likely.
-According to South Africa police, there had been a number of domestic violence incidents between Pistorius and Steenkamp.
-On Twitter, Pistorius bragged about achieving “headshots” while at a shooting range.
-He has a history of alcohol-related incidents.
-Pistorius is said to have been obsessed with guns.
Perhaps Pistorius is innocent. Perhaps this was a tragic accident. But we know two things for sure: Steenkamp is dead and Pistorius isn’t as heroic as we previously believed.
For now, this far-fetched movie now has an even more far-fetched ending.