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'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murder

See smaller FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013,  with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

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  • In this Nov. 4,  2012 photo, South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, believed to be his girlfriend, at an awards ceremony, in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken into custody and was expected to appear in court Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013,  after a 30-year-old woman who was believed to be his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in South Africa's capital, Pretoria. (AP Photo/Lucky Nxumalo-Citypress) SOUTH AFRICA OUT
  • In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, photo, gold medalist South Africa's Oscar Pistorius is seen after winning the men's 400 meters T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa. Police say Pistorius, a double-amputee known as 'Blade Runner,' was taken into custody after the shooting early Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home in a gated complex in the country's capital. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
  • CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF REEVA This is an undated portfolio photo supplied by Ice Model Management in Johannesburg of Reeva Steenkamp,  during a photo shoot. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.  Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.  (AP Photo/Ice Model Management) EDITORIAL PURPOSE ONLY
  • FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 file photo of South Africa's Oscar Pistorius  as he reacts after finishing first in a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London  Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday Feb. 14. 2013 with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
  • This is an undated portfolio photo supplied by Ice Model Management in Johannesburg of Reeva Steenkamp,  during a photo shoot. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.  Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said.  (AP Photo/Ice Model Management) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY
  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins the Men's 4 x 100 Relay T42-46 final at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa, early Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
  • Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, left, he waves in front of a cameraman after he won the gold medal in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, on Sept. 16, 2008. The London 2012 Paralympic Games in London will win its largest ever live television audience, except in the United States, where no events will be screened live by a traditional broadcaster.
  • South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, waits for the baton in the men's 4x400-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa, early Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
  • FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013,  with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
  • FILE - In this Aug.  5, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts in the men's 400-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.  Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
  • Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 en route to appear in court charged with murder.  Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken into custody and was expected to appear in court Thursday after a 30-year-old woman who was believed to be his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in South Africa's capital, Pretoria. (AP Photo/Chris Collingridge) SOUTH AFRICA OUT
  • FILE  - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa. Police say Pistorius, a double-amputee known as 'Blade Runner,' was taken into custody after the shooting early Thursday,  Feb. 14, 2013,  at his home in a gated complex in the country's capital. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

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