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Olympic Runner Charged After Girlfriend Shot To Death

PRETORIA, South Africa (February 14, 2013)--Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder in the death his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa.

Police said only that a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday.

Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court, but police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes said that Pistorius was at his home after the death of Steenkamp and "there is no other suspect involved."

Beukes said the suspect was undergoing blood alcohol and forensic tests and had made a request to be taken to court immediately.

Beukes said he would apply for bond, but the South African Police Service would oppose the application.

Beukes said there had been "previous incidents" at Pistorius' home.


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