Oscar Pistorius: On Suicide Watch?

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South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his murdering Reeva Steenkamp, is "on the verge of suicide," a close family friend said.

The athlete is a "broken man" after rising legal costs forced him to sell his belongings, Mike Azzie claims, noting that Pistorius denies it was murder.

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His lawyers, meanwhile, have filed appeal to ease his bail restrictions.

Pistorius, who will be placed on trial for shooting his model girlfriend at his home last month, was freed on bail February 22. His trial will commence in June.

Azzie, who has known the double amputee - a national hero and global inspiration before the tragedy - since childhood, fears for his mental and emotional state.

He said Pistorius is selling his belongings to cover astronomical legal fees.

He frequently talks about Reeva Steenkamp and her family, Azzie says.

"He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn't know where he is going," Azzie said.

"I would say that, just speaking to him, he is a broken man. I would go as far as to say that he could be on the verge of suicide. It really worries me."

"He just always seems to mention Reeva and asks us to pray for her and her family, and [we] are there for him and we will always be his friend."

Steenkamp, 29, died after the star fired multiple shots into the bathroom of his apartment in a gated community in Pretoria on Valentine's Day.

Pistorius claims he thought she was an intruder when he killed her.

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Soooo sick and tired about hearing about "poor" Oscar. You do the crime you do the time, just like any other accused/offender,famous or not. What about Reeva,what about her family???? He still has the nerve to appeal his bail...get a life,oh sorry that's right,you will have a life,BEHIND bars!

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@ Tanya

Tanya, I completely agree. So sick of people acting like Oscar is the victim, when in fact, he is the murderer! Can't even imagine how scared Reeva must have been when he was shooting at her thru the bathroom door. He needs to pay for what he did to Reeva and her family, the true victims.

Tequila911

Selling his belongings? Are you kidding. He's bloody rich..

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mark these words: Suicide Means "Guilty".

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THIS MONSTER HAS A HISTORY OF THIS SORT OF THIS , THE SHITBERG IS ANOTHER INCARNATION OF THE MONSTER PHIL SPECTER .... JUST A MATTER OF TIME . SHE WAS DUMPING HIM AND THIS PRODUCED THE V NOT UNCOMMON PSYCHOTIC REACTION OF SOCIOPATHS .. JUST KILL THE SCUM. AND , MOREOVER, THERE SEEM A SUSPICIOUS SUPPRESSION OF INFO IN THIS CASE .... HER HEAD WAS BASHED IN ;BY A CRICKETY BAT - THIS ANIMAL IS VICIOUS !!!! SHE PROBABLY WAS FIRST ATTACKED THAT WAY AND RAN FOR COVER TO THE BATHROOM WHEN HE PURSUED HER WITH A GUN .... HY IS THIS MADMAN LOOSE ... PROBABLY BECAUSE THE PUT DUMB +eNeIG+GERS IN CHARGED THERE.