Posted by: SWL | February 14, 2013

Inspirational Olympian Pistorius Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend

South African Oscar Pistorius is known as the Blade Runner. He made history as the first double-amputee to ran track events on prosthetic legs in last summer‘s London Olympics. Although there was some discussion about whether his artificial blades gave him an advantage in the races, he was an inspiration to many.

Now Pistorius is in a jail in Pretoria, arrested for shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. I think Pistorius is considered innocent until proven guilty in South Africa, as he would be in the US, but the bits of evidence reported in the news so far look rather incriminating: there was a report of a domestic dispute with a previous girlfriend and neighbors reported hearing an argument just before the shots that killed Steenkamp.

We will have to wait and see how this plays out. But it shows again that having wealth, fame and a beautiful woman do not guarantee happiness.

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