USA Today reported on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, that South African police are saying they will charge Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius with murder after his girlfriend was shot and killed at his home on Thursday morning. They are planning on charging the double amputee Olympian on Friday.
It is still unclear exactly what the situation is regarding the incident, but police in South Africa say they would oppose bail when the Paralympic gold medalist appears in court later in the day on Thursday.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes sait that Pistorius was at his home after the death of his girlfriend. The Associated Press said that "there is no other suspect involved."
The woman was first named by Britain's "Sky News," and she was identified by them as model and reality television star Reeva Steenkamp. The victim was later confirmed by her agent. It is being said that Steenkamp was the girlfriend of Pistorius, but police have not yet confirmed the relationship between the two.
Local South African media is saying that the 30-year-old Steenkamp died at the scene after the fatal shooting in Pistorius' house. It has been speculated the the victim may have been in the act of trying to surprise Pistorius for Valentine's Day.