Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, spent her final minutes hiding behind a bathroom door before he shot her to death, a new report alleges.
The South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter pumped four bullets through the door and into the helpless blond beauty, a neighbor has claimed.
Details of their Valentine’s Day fight, after which Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder, began to emerge as police piece together what happened.
Or what they believe happened. Pistorius' family, while offering prayers for Reeva Steenkamp, say they "strongly dispute" the alleged murder charge.
In any event, the gorgeous model was found dead two hours after police were called to Pistorius’ upscale home over a loud fight involving the couple.
Steenkamp reportedly fled in fear to the bathroom in her boyfriend’s house before she was shot through the closed door with a 9-mm. handgun.
She was struck in the head, chest, pelvis and hand, local media reports say.
Security guards in Pistorius’ gated Pretoria community found him sitting alongside the bloody body in the bathroom with the four bullet holes obvious in the door.
The pair were alone in the house at the time of the killing; there were no eyewitness accounts. The suspected murder weapon was recovered at the scene.
Prosecutors, in a stunning move, announced the six-time Paralympic gold medalist faced charges of premeditated murder in the predawn shooting.
Pistorius wept in court but did not enter a plea; he remains in custody.
Steenkamp and the Olympian began dating about four months ago.
The shooting reverberated across South Africa, where Pistorius is a national hero, and the world, where he was a symbol of courage and determination.
An ex-girlfriend of Pistorius took to Twitter to defend the 26-year-old sprinter-turned-suspect, insisting he had no history of violence toward women.
“I would just like to say, I have dated Oscar on/off for 5 YEARS, NOT ONCE has he EVER lifted a finger to me, made me fear for my life,” said Jenna Edkins.
His former girlfriend added: “All I am saying is let him speak, let his side be heard without jumping to conclusions. Love and thoughts to Reeva’s family.”
However, another former ex called Pistorius a “player" and "certainly not what people think he is." Samantha Taylor said he had “way with women.”
Taylor’s father also weighed in on Pistorius’ dark side.
“I have no sympathy for Oscar. I am just glad that my daughter is safe and that she got out of the relationship in time,” Henry Taylor was quoted as saying.