The South African summer athlete who participated in the 2012 London Summer Olympics has been charged and arrested for murdering his girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his upscale home @ Pretoria.

After witnesses had been interviewed about the early morning accident Pistorius and his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp had been the only people in the house at the time of the shooting. According to modeling colleagues the couple had a good relationship.

South Africa has some of the highest rates of violent crime and many homeowners have weapons to defend themselves against intruders. Johannesburg Talk Radio 702 has announced that the athlete may have mistaken Steenkamp for a burglar.

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