Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria, South Africa, home.
Steenkamp, 29, and Pistorius, 26, were the only two people in the home at the time of the shooting, police say.
In keeping with South African law, Pistorius will be named officially as the suspect when he appears in court. The first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner," made history when he became the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics last year. The runner's legs were amputated below the knee when he was a toddler because of a bone defect. He runs on special carbon fiber blades, hence the nickname.
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