South African police have charged Olympic star Oscar Pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend, who was shot in the sprinter's home Thursday.
Pistorius kept a collection of powerful weapons at his luxury South African home as a means of protection against his country's soaring crime rate, according to a British writer who had exclusive access to the Olympic sprinter.
Oscar Pistorius' court appearance will likely take place Friday. (AP Photo)In the early hours of Thursday morning, the 400 meter runner – the first man to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics – is believed to have used part of his arsenal to tragically gun down his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what being reported as a heartbreaking accident.
It's sad. Perhaps if she was also carrying a gun she could have defended herself.