PRETORIA, Sudáfrica (AP) — Oscar Pistorius lloró el martes mientras su abogado leyó la versión del atleta de cómo mató a tiros a su novia el Día de San Valentín, alegando que la había confundido con un ladrón.

La fiscalía, sin embargo, dijo ante un tribunal abarrotado que el corredor con las piernas amputadas, conocido como "Blade Runner" por sus prótesis de fibra de carbono, disparó intencionalmente y sin piedad a la modelo Reeva Steenkamp mientras la mujer de 29 años se escondía aterrorizada dentro de un baño.

El atleta olímpico dijo en una declaración leída por su abogado durante su audiencia de fianza que se sintió vulnerable debido a que no tenía sus prótesis cuando disparó contra una puerta de un cuarto de baño cerrada con seguro.

Pero el fiscal Gerrie Nel indicó que Pistorius se tomó el tiempo de colocarse sus prótesis, caminar unos siete metros desde la cama hasta el baño, y luego abrió fuego. Tres de las cuatro balas que disparó a la puerta del baño impactaron a Steenkamp, dijo Nel.

Pistorius dijo en su declaración jurada que después de disparar a la puerta se dio cuenta que Steenkamp no estaba en su cama.

"Sentí horror y miedo", relató Pistorius. Dijo que entonces se puso sus prótesis, intentó derribar la puerta y finalmente la forzó con un bate de cricket para encontrar a Steenkamp baleada dentro del baño. Dijo que la cargó y bajó las escaleras a toda prisa para buscar ayuda médica, pero ya era muy tarde.

"Ella murió en mis brazos", indicó.

La muerte conmocionó a muchos en Sudáfrica y otros lugares del mundo que idolatraban a Pistorius por superar las adversidades para convertirse en un campeón que llegó a competir en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres el año pasado, además de correr en los paralímpicos. Steenkamp era una modelo, graduada como abogada, que debutó en un reality de televisión que fue emitido el sábado, dos días después de su muerte.

Nel radicó cargos por asesinato premeditado contra Pistorius, y dijo que el atleta disparó después de tener una discusión con la modelo.

"Ella no podía ir a ningún lado. No podía escapar", planteó Nel. "Tiene que haber sido espantoso".

El cargo de asesinato premeditado tiene una sentencia obligatoria de cadena perpetua.

El juez Desmond Nair determinó que Pistorius debe enfrentar los requisitos de fianza más estrictos contemplados en la legislación sudafricana. Eso significa que los abogados de Pistorius deben ofrecer razones "excepcionales" para que el atleta quede en libertad bajo fianza en espera del juicio, aparte de simplemente entregar sus dos pasaportes sudafricanos y depositar fianza.

Pistorius sollozaba suavemente mientras su abogado, Barry Roux, insistía en que los disparos fueron un accidente y que no había prueba alguna para fundamentar el cargo de homicidio.

"¿Fue a matarla o fue a sacarla?", preguntó Roux al referirse a la puerta dañada a balazos. "Declaramos que esto no es un asesinato".

El abogado dijo que el estado no ha presentado pruebas de que la pareja hubiera tenido una pelea ni ha ofrecido un motivo para el crimen.

El fiscal Nel respondió: "el motivo es 'quiero matar'''.

Los exabruptos emocionales de Pistorius desempeñaron de nuevo un papel en la audiencia, como lo hicieron en la audiencia inicial el viernes. A un punto, Nair paró el proceso cuando Pistorius estaba sollozando mientras Roux leía una porción de las declaraciones del deportista que describía cómo Steenkamp le había comprado un regalo por el Día de San Valentín, pero no le dejó abrirlo la víspera.

"Mantenga la compostura", dijo el juez. "Tiene que controlarse". Con voz temblorosa, Pistorius respondió: "Sí, su excelencia".

Declaraciones juradas de amigos de Pistorius y Steenkamp leídas en voz alta por Roux en la audiencia describieron a ambos como una pareja feliz y encantadora. La noche antes de la muerte, dijeron, Pistorius y Steenkamp habían cancelado planes separados para pasarse la víspera de San Valentín e la casa del atleta.

En las afueras del tribunal, varias decenas de mujeres cantaban lemas contra la violencia doméstica y portaban carteles llamando a que se le negase fianza a Pistorius. "Pistorius debe podrirse en la cárcel", decía un cartel.

Sudáfrica tiene una de las peores tasas de violencia contra mujeres en el mundo, y la tasa más alta de mujeres asesinadas por su pareja, de acuerdo con un estudio del Medical Research Council. Otro estudio del consejo estima que una mujer o un menor es violado cada cuatro minutos. Al menos tres mujeres son asesinadas cada día por su pareja en este país de 50 millones de habitantes, dijo la profesora Rachel Jewkes, miembro de la organización.

Steenkamp hizo campaña activa contra la violencia de pareja y planeaba sumarse a una protesta el viernes en honor a una niña de 17 años que fue violada en pandilla y mutilada hace dos semanas.

Mientras surgían detalles durante la dramática audiencia en la capital, el cuerpo de Steenkamp era cremado el martes en una ceremonia en la ciudad portuaria de Port Elizabeth. La familia dijo que varios de sus miembros llegaron de diversas partes del mundo.

Seis personas portaron el féretro, cubierto con una tela blanca y flores blancas, para llevarlo al interior de una iglesia para un servicio privado.

Pistorius se convirtió en 2012 en el primer competidor de pista con las dos piernas amputadas que participa en unos Juegos Olímpicos.

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    Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius , in court Friday Feb. 22, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The defense and prosecution both completed their arguments with the magistrate soon to rule if the double-amputee athlete can be freed before trial or if he must stay behind bars pending trial) (AP Photo)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius's brother Carl (L) and sister Aimee wait on February 22, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is pictured at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius' coach Ampie Louw is pictured on February 22, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius's brother Carl (R) and sister Aimee wait on February 22, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Family members of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appear on February 22, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius' coach Ampie Louw appears on February 22, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on February 22, 2013. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. Pistorius denies the charge, saying that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp repeatedly through a locked bathroom door in the dead of night by accident, having mistaken her for a burglar. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The brother and father of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Carl (L) and Henke, speak on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled on February 20 for a second day to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The brother and sister of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Aimee (L) and Carl (C), sit on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled on February 20 for a second day to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SAFRICA-CRIME-SPORTS-POLICE

    The brother and sister of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Aimee (L) and Carl (C), sit on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled on February 20 for a second day to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SAFRICA-CRIME-SPORTS-POLICE

    (From L) Aimee Pistorius, Carl Pistorius and Henke Pistorius attend the appearance of their brother and son South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius on February 20, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SAFRICA - SPORT - CRIME - POLICE

    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 19, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria. Pistorius battled to secure bail as he appeared on charges of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, Valentine's Day. South African prosecutors will argue that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder in Steenkamp's death, a charge which could carry a life sentence. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)



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  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp en una foto para Tropika Island

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp en la portada de la revista FHM

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF REEVA This is an undated portfolio photo supplied by Ice Model Management in Johannesburg of Reeva Steenkamp, during a photo shoot. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Ice Model Management) EDITORIAL PURPOSE ONLY

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    This is an undated portfolio photo supplied by Ice Model Management in Johannesburg of Reeve Steenkamp, during a photo shoot. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Ice Model Management) EDITORIAL PURPOSE ONLY

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF REEVA This is an undated portfolio photo supplied by Ice Model Management in Johannesburg of Reeva Steenkamp, during a photo shoot. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Ice Model Management) EDITORIAL PURPOSE ONLY

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp in a promo shot for Tropika Island

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her facebook page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 07: Janine Viljoen attends the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 held at Emperors Palace on February 07, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her facebook page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her facebook page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp (LEFT)

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp (RIGHT)

    Reeva Steenkamp seen in an image posted to her twitter page

  • Reeva Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp en una foto en twitter

  • 2012 South African Sports Awards - Sandton Convention Centre

    Reeva Steenkamp (left) and Oscar Pistorius arrive at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • 2012 South African Sports Awards - Sandton Convention Centre

    Reeva Steenkamp (left) and Oscar Pistorius arrive at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Your Saturdays are about to get a whole lot hotter

    Agency: Stimulii Executive Producer: Samantha Moon Producer: Graeme Moon Directors: Graeme Moon, Samantha Moon Scriptwriter: Samantha Moon CAST AKA Anver Klasse Da LES Duan Wanty Genevieve Amy Arulappan Jay Anstey Katleho Molai Kefentse Moagi Mario Ogle Mbali Ngaleka Pearl Thusi Phuti Khomo Reeva Steenkamp Sinethemba Buthelezi HOSTS DJ Fresh Rosina Casserly Tropika Island of Treasure 5 on SABC1 "Mzansi Fo Sho" Saturdays 18:30. Starting 16 February 2013

  • Your Saturdays are about to get a whole lot hotter

    Agency: Stimulii Executive Producer: Samantha Moon Producer: Graeme Moon Directors: Graeme Moon, Samantha Moon Scriptwriter: Samantha Moon CAST AKA Anver Klasse Da LES Duan Wanty Genevieve Amy Arulappan Jay Anstey Katleho Molai Kefentse Moagi Mario Ogle Mbali Ngaleka Pearl Thusi Phuti Khomo Reeva Steenkamp Sinethemba Buthelezi HOSTS DJ Fresh Rosina Casserly Tropika Island of Treasure 5 on SABC1 "Mzansi Fo Sho" Saturdays 18:30. Starting 16 February 2013

  • PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA: Reeva Steenkamp in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Holmes/The Herald/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA: Reeva Steenkamp in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Holmes/The Herald/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

  • PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA: Reeva Steenkamp in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Holmes/The Herald/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA: Reeva Steenkamp in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Holmes/The Herald/Gallo Images/Getty Images)



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  • Frankie Boyle

    The tragedy is that if Oscar Pistorius had no arms, this would never have happened

  • SportsCenter

    BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius, Olympic double-amputee runner arrested. Police say he shot and killed a woman at his home in South Africa.

  • Yasmin Jaouane

    RT @kelkulus: Oscar Pistorius has apparently shot and killed his girlfriend. Nike should probably drop this ad… http://t.co/HUKLowwX

  • Mojoyoyo

    RT @Gobierno_Espana: Pistorius está dando pie a muchos chistes.

  • Lauren Edwards

    Pistorius apparently mistakes his girlfriend for a burglar? are you serious? #asif #comeoffit

  • SHANELL RAYGOZA

    Can't believe I found this particular http://t.co/k5kAKzOs #HappyValentinesDay Oscar Pistorius

  • Nico Ernst

    RT @revogt: Der an beiden Beinen amputierte Sportler Pistorious wird möglicherweise gegen Kaution auf freien Fuss [sic!] gesetzt http://t.co/HbBlmtxM

  • Rafizal SmoochieCake

    Oscar Pistorius - an inspiring person that he compete @ the Olympics despite his disability but his mistake turns him into the worst person.

  • Marco Zatta

    RT @NDJ_Official: Sad news about Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius today. Inspiration for many disabled athletes. Prayers are with both families

  • Dee X Gay

    Love my job I laughed so hard I almost peed my pAnts and laughed till I cried! Oscar Pistorius http://t.co/bIjtCcpA

  • Umar Wilshere

    Heartbreaking news about Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend. Hope she rests in peace. Such a horrible story.

  • Daniel Kaiser

    Lance Armstrong, Pistorius... La se vão os grandes nomes