by Free Britney at . Comments

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, allegedly sent text messages conveying her fear of the Olympic sprinter charged with her murder.

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the South African athlete she was sometimes afraid of him, complaining that he had a short temper and was jealous.

All this in the weeks before he killed her in February 2013, according to phone messages revealed at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday.

"I'm scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me and of how u will react to me," Reeva Steenkamp texted him, police Capt. Francois Moller said.

In another message Steenkamp wrote: "I can't be attacked by outsiders for dating u AND be attacked by you, the one person I deserve protection from."

Moller said that from Steenkamp's phone he obtained more than 1,000 exchanges with Pistorius on WhatsApp and other phone messaging applications.

Moller cited as evidence two BlackBerry phones, two iPhones, two iPads and a Mac from Pistorius' house the day after he killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

For Oscar Pistorius, the beloved athlete who went from inspiration to murder suspect, Valentine's Day 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend's death.

The South African, a double amputee who became a global sensation at the 2012 London Olympics, has been charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The 27-year-old wrote Friday in a statement:

Oscar Pistorius in Court

"No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva."

"The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day ... the pain and sadness, especially for Reeva's parents, family and friends, consumes me with sorrow. "

"I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Oscar Pistorius is apparently feeling sorry for himself while awaiting trial for shooting his girlfriend, and wishing other people would share that sentiment.

Oscar Pistorius Photograph

The embattled South African track star's family issued a statement essentially complaining about celebrity gossip tabloids and his many social media critics.

Pistorius family says they are pained by the "disregard that is being shown by some ... for the profound pain that Reeva’s family and friends are going through."

That would be his slain GF Reeva Steenkamp. But their sympathy doesn't end with her. Oscar's family says that despite being free on bail, life is tough:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Oscar Pistorius planned a personal memorial service tonight for Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model he shot at his home on Valentine's Day.

The evening service would be at the Pretoria home of his uncle Arnold, where the Olympic athlete has been staying since he was released on bail.

He is free awaiting trial on a premeditated murder charge.

Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius' reputation management firm said he had specifically requested the service "as he remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius is free on bail pending his murder trial in South Africa after a judge's ruling that surprised many. Why was he let out?

Pistorius is free on bail - set randomly at $112,771 - despite shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death on Valentine's Day in his home.

Oscar Pistorius Cries

Yes, he's presumed innocent in a court of law, but the grisly nature of the crime made bail seem unlikely, whether you buy his defense or not.

The judge's rationale for cutting the athlete loose was several-fold:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Oscar Pistorius swore in a South African courtroom Tuesday that he believed he was shooting an intruder last week - not girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

As the Olympian's lawyer read a sworn deposition claiming her death was an accident, prosecutors scoffed, saying he was hell-bent on murdering her.

He is charged with doing so in premeditated fashion.

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius Picture

Pistorius says he believed an intruder was in his house on Valentine's Day and he felt vulnerable because he was in bed without his prosthetic legs.

That's why he fired bullets through a bathroom door, killing Reeva Steenkamp, who prosecutors counter was hiding from him and cowering in there.

Officials say Pistorius' motive was simple: "I want to kill."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Olympian Oscar Pistorius was formally charged with premeditated murder in a South African courtroom today, but his attorney vehemently contested the allegations.

According to prosecutors, Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cowering after an argument.

Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius

He allegedly shot her three times, killing the 30-year-old model on February 14.

"She couldn't go anywhere. You can run nowhere," prosecutor Gerrie Nel said.

As Pistorius wept in court, Nel said the couple had a fight and Reeva Steenkamp fled down the hall from the bedroom, and locked herself in the bathroom.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

A bloody cricket bat is now the center of the investigation into the death of Oscar Pistorius' model girlfriend, according to a newspaper in South Africa.

Police are unsure if Reeva Steenkamp used the bat in self-defense or if the Olympic sprinter used it, either by hitting her or breaking down a door.

Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius

Steenkamp reportedly hid in the bathroom of his home and was shot four times through the door; a report says her skull may have been crushed as well.

The City Press, a paper in their native South Africa, quotes a source as saying, "There was lots of blood on the bat. Forensic tests will show whose blood it was."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

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.

Reeva Steenkamp Picture

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.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

As prosecutors formally charged Oscar Pistorius with killing model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his family issued a statement reacting to the news Friday.

"The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms," a statement read, without elaborating, offering "deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva."

Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp

"He would also like to express his thanks through us today for all the messages of support he has received," Oscar Pistorius' family members continued.

"But, as stated, our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family - regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy."

Continue Reading...